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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June 05, 2015
P1 Photo of the Week: SWAT training in Chattanooga PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: SWAT training in Chattanooga

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Sgt. Josh May with the Chattanooga Police... - Full Story
November 03, 2014
Simple form helps officers expedite mental illness calls Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Simple form helps officers expedite mental illness calls

The Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS) was developed primarily by Ron Hoffman, PhD, a former Toronto constable who now serves as coordinator of mental health training at the Ontario (Canada) Police College - Full Story
May 30, 2014
Want to prevent Isla Vista-style attacks? Hint: It's not about the guns Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Want to prevent Isla Vista-style attacks? Hint: It's not about the guns

Legislators continue to focus on guns, but we also cannot allow the dangerously mentally ill to have access to the myriad other killing tools readily at their disposal in the kitchen drawer, tool shed, or sporting goods store - Full Story
April 01, 2013
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
February 27, 2013
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
February 04, 2013
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 dangerous... - Full Story
January 04, 2013
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... - Full Story
December 28, 2012
2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions

To say that this has been a difficult year is an understatement of impossible proportion - Full Story
November 01, 2012
P1 First Person: Improving service for individuals with mental health issues PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Improving service for individuals with mental health issues

By Tom Wetzel PoliceOne Member No matter where an officer works, he or she will likely encounter an individual... - Full Story
July 11, 2012
A good deed with tragic results: A view from the sidelines Gary T. Klugiewicz - Klugie's Correctional Corner

A good deed with tragic results: A view from the sidelines

Last week, PoliceOne reported that a woman committed suicide by shooting herself in the head with an... - Full Story



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