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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

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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Reality Training: How to handle excited delirium cases

For the week of August 1, we review Dave Smith's discussion on the condition of excited delirium and the traits that are common in cases of excited delirium. This is a medical emergency that can put the community at risk at times. Dave presents a video of an excited delirium case that from Appleton, WI as an example of how to properly handle an intense case of this type.

News

Texas officials unclear on methods of enforcing new hoarding law

The Houston City Council unanimously approved an anti-hoarding ordinance Wednesday without a clear idea of how it will be enforced - Full Story

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More kids with autism means more police contacts with ASD subjects

More kids with autism means more police contacts with ASD subjects

You will encounter an ASD subject at some point — likely more than once — and those individuals will have a different response to police than "the usual suspects." Here's the best way to handle the situation. - Full Story

News

Okla. City police training for mental health issues

133 Crisis Intervention Training officers have so far voluntarily taken 40-hour course on dealing with the mentally ill - Full Story

Tips

Simple questions to ask a mentally ill subject

I would like to share with you two questions, which, if asked, answered, and acted upon at the right... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Columns

Cops are experts at dealing with the dangerously insane Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Cops are experts at dealing with the dangerously insane

Cops tend to see truly crazy people in their one-percent moments, because we see them under stress, where they can’t keep up their mask of sanity - Full Story

Exclusives

Guns, the mentally ill, and law enforcement

Guns, the mentally ill, and law enforcement

Law abiding citizens in possession of firearms never cause me any grave concern, regardless of make, model, or caliber. Dangerously mentally-ill people and criminals are the problem, not guns — let's focus on the problem, not the instrument. - Full Story

Columns

Book Review: The Thin Blue Lifeline Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Book Review: The Thin Blue Lifeline

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to increase their performance level in dealing with emotionally disturbed persons - Full Story

Columns

New study: Fast, effective option for excited delirium cases Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New study: Fast, effective option for excited delirium cases

Preliminary results from a new, ongoing study tend to support a growing trend in the management of da... - Full Story

Columns

Crisis Intervention Training: An invaluable investment for law enforcement Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Crisis Intervention Training: An invaluable investment for law enforcement

In the aftermath of the recent Sandy Hook active shooter event in Connecticut, as well as other incidents ac... - Full Story



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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute
Beat-1 Beat-1
with Chris Lawrence