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.
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.
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
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