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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November 29, 2011

Video: Police shoot man with assault rifle near Occupy protest

New video shows Houston police shooting 21-year-old Joshua Twohig near where Occupy protesters were gathered - Full Story
October 19, 2011

Shooter tells 911 dispatcher: I'm ready to die

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday released the 911 recording - Full Story
October 13, 2011

Cops criticized over handling of mentally ill

Latest fatal incident blamed on lack of training - Full Story
September 29, 2011

Maine police refine crisis intervention skills

The training program, offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is based on the 'Memphis Model' - Full Story
September 27, 2011

NH police may lack training in psychological emergencies

Some agencies have sent officers to 40-hour crisis intervention training programs but have not formed teams - Full Story
August 17, 2011

Man quits Okla. tower after 6-day standoff

A man who climbed a communications tower in Tulsa 6 days ago finally agreed to come down on Tuesday - Full Story
June 25, 2011

Video: NYPD officer grabs jumper in daring rescue

Distraught 20-year-old woman had been on ledge for 45 minutes, began inching forward - Full Story
May 22, 2011

LAPD officers seek new ways to resolve violent encounters

Ambitious project interviews former "barricaded subjects" for insight into better ways to diffuse incidents - Full Story
May 20, 2011

Video: Machete-wielding man attacks UK cops

Deranged suspect chased cops for several minutes before 35 cops with riot shields disarmed him - Full Story
May 13, 2011

Video: Autistic boy, 11, hysterical in back of squad

The boy screamed and pounded his head against the seat while cops looked for his mother - 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
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute