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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

The Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) topic examines and explains nature of people with social, mental, or behavioral problems and equips cops with the tools they need to safely handle these subjects, many of whom are close to suicide. Dealing with an emotionally disturbed person can be one of the most challenging encounters for an officer on patrol.
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TASER ends standoff with suicidal mom, son

The mentally ill woman barricaded herself in a home and threatened to kill herself and her 10-year-old son - Full Story


2 Ore. officers shot during EDP response

One critically wounded, the other injured by shrapnel after 61-year-old man opens fire - Full Story


NH man seeks leniency after threatening cop

Man accused of threatening to kill a police officer said in court that he was drunk at the time, and that he really is 'not a troublemaker' - Full Story


Victim's brother accuses NJ police of excessive force in fatal shooting

"We expected them to subdue him and take him to the hospital," the brother said after the shooting Tuesday - Full Story


10 things I learned one Christmas Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

10 things I learned one Christmas

Not all Christmas traditions are good ones — every year around the holidays on EDP caused a ruckus for the local crime fighters - Full Story


Treatment faulted in death of Marine shot by cops

Cops responded to a shot fired at a VA Center in Maine and confronted the man, who was then shot in the neck - Full Story


NM chief criticizes mentally-ill TASER settlement

Says the suspect had troubled history with law enforcement since the 80s - Full Story


Wisc. SWAT resolves standoff with armed man Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Wisc. SWAT resolves standoff with armed man

Dane County SWAT did an excellent job of slowing things down, establishing a perimeter and communications with the suspect, whose actions demonstrated he was dangerous - Full Story


Calif. police kill gun-wielding erratic man

The officer contacted the suspect, and then the suspect produced a weapon - Full Story

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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
with Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski
Beat-1 Beat-1
with Chris Lawrence