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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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August 01, 2014

Reality Training: How to handle excited delirium cases

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.
February 28, 2012

Will to Win: Rich McLane

Lt. Rich McLane of the Bozeman, Mont. PD recounts the story of the night he was nearly killed by an EDP while his wife was along for an observation shift, including in-car video of the incident.
July 05, 2011

Reality Training: Understanding excited delirium Secure - Login Required

Excited Delirium is a medical problem but law enforcement is often called first due to the individiual's violent and irratic behavior. In this video, Dave Smith explains protocol when dealing with these types of calls.
June 07, 2011

Jerry Staton: Excited Delirium: Signs and Preparation

Dave Smith and Jerry Staton discuss the signs and symptoms of excited delirium. Staton provides specific guidelines on what to expect, and the importance of working with multi-disciplines to manage the response.
July 08, 2010

Sniper shoots gun out of suicidal man's hand

A man threatens to kill himself while sitting on an outdoor lawn chair, having demanded a lawyer write his will and that his girlfriend watch him die.
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February 01, 2010

Caught on video: Hero deputy saves man from train

A man in Bakersfield narrowly escaped death thanks to the heroics of a deputy. Gregory McKay, 46, was walking along railroad tracks on Monday about 1 a.m. Deputy Paul Duncan managed to pull him away just moments before a train passed, KERO-TV reported. The incident was captured by a sheriff's office helicopter.
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April 21, 2009

Perspectives: Jay Sandstrom - Dealing with EDPs

PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith talks with Jay Sandstrom, Wisconsin DOC/DHFS - Ret., about some unique strategies in dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Persons. He emphasizes the importance of taking proactive steps and establishing trust.
January 12, 2009

Reality Training: Swamp Baby Secure - Login Required

Imagine dealing with an emotionally disturbed subject who is chest deep in swamp water trying to drown a baby!  PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith takes you through this harrowing real-life experience as two deputies struggle to save the child.

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November 24, 2008

Reality Training: Richland EDP

One of the issues facing officers in any extended standoff situation is how to maintain their heightened vigilance as time wears on. PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith takes a look at a real life example of how attention and fatigue can actually become distractors to one another in critical situations.

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