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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February 02, 2012

Video: Police fire beanbag rounds to end standoff

Portland police first tried to talk down the suicidal woman, who was holding a knife to her throat - Full Story
January 28, 2012

Man wielding replica gun killed in OIS

Brad Morgan, 21, told dispatchers he wanted police to kill him - Full Story
January 27, 2012

Suicidal corrections officer arraigned in police chase

Matthew S. Strong had threatened to kill himself, so police were trying to catch up to him to make sure he did not hurt himself, but court records show he would not obey orders - Full Story
January 23, 2012

Training helps Wis. police handle mentally ill

NAMI teams with local departments to build a bridge - Full Story
January 19, 2012

Video: Fla. officer's taped scuffle fuel for lawsuit

Officer: 'The defendant refused to comply' - Full Story
January 13, 2012

Video: Woman punched by LA cop on bus speaks out

'She's trying to pick a fight with anybody,' 911 caller said - Full Story
January 11, 2012

Video: Woman curses at LA cop, is punched

Police boarded a bus after receiving a report that someone called 911 about an 'out of control and confrontational' woman - Full Story
December 27, 2011
Campus violence: How should schools, police treat troubled students?

Campus violence: How should schools, police treat troubled students?

The Va. Tech rampage supposedly prompted campuses nationwide to rethink their previous emphasis on confidentiality in treating troubled students - Full Story
December 14, 2011

Video: Eyewitness films fatal Vegas OIS

Gulf War vet Stanley Lavon Gibson, 43, was shot by an officer early Monday - Full Story
December 13, 2011

Police: Ohio man shot pets, cop, himself

Injured Deputy Charles Crausaz was reportedly in fair condition Tuesday morning - 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
10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg