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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January 16, 2015

W.Va. man who shot sheriff to death found incompetent for trial

Man allegedly shot sheriff as he sat in his police cruiser eating lunch on April 3, 2013 - Full Story
January 16, 2015

Man killed by Ohio airport police had knives taped to his legs

Man's behavior was "consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft" - Full Story
January 11, 2015

Idaho police use 60 texts in 1 hour to help suicidal woman

Distraught woman messaged police this week telling them she was going to hurt herself, but she refused to pick up her phone - Full Story
January 09, 2015

Man who wanted to 'kill cops' slams into NY cruiser

Matthew Christian Cash was high on PCP when he slammed his vehicle into a cruiser and two other parked vehicles - Full Story
January 09, 2015

Video: Md. man charged in dump truck attack on cops, footage released

Gene Thomas Brandon, Jr., who has a history of mental illness, was delusional at the time of the attack - Full Story
January 07, 2015
Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Two officers' decision to pay for a troubled man's restaurant tab led to his being arrested in his roommate's stabbing death - Full Story
December 29, 2014

Hearse stolen outside LA church with casket inside

Police detained the suspect, whose mental condition will be evaluated - Full Story
December 28, 2014

Cops: Woman smeared bacon on Mass. police station window

Woman smeared uncooked bacon and sausage all over a police station dispatch window offering to "feed the pigs" - Full Story
December 22, 2014

No charges for fired cop in fatal Milwaukee shooting

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has said he will call up the National Guard if there is any violent reaction to the prosecutor's decision - Full Story
December 22, 2014
Police departments on alert after NY cop killings

Police departments on alert after NY cop killings

Big-city PDs and union leaders nationwide are warning the rank and file to wear body armor after a deadly ambush against police - Full Story



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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
with Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski
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