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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

The Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) topic examines and explains the nature of people with social, mental or behavioral problems and equips cops with the tools they need to safely handle these subjects.

“This is about the opportunity to function as a guardian before we have to function as a warrior.”
EMS and law enforcement collaborative training helps prepare responders to treat and monitor patients experiencing a constellation of symptoms
Focusing on observed behavior will help protect both the individuals needing assistance and the officers responding to the situation
The suspect ran at officers with a long, metal object that officers believed to be a knife
The man was hit with a TASER and shot before continuing to threaten officers with a knife
The man had broken into at least two businesses and threatened to kill at least three people, including his parents, before barricading himself inside an apartment
The suspect was fatally shot by LAPD officers after trying to force his way into a police unit
The terms “cocaine psychosis” and “sudden in-custody death” will also be removed
“Sgt. Ashley Harkins swiftly and skillfully climbed over the safety fence, putting herself in a perilous position on the narrow ledge above the chilly, flowing river,” State Police wrote in a statement
A series of community focused initiatives will focus on bridging the gap between policing, technology and mental health
A premature rush to routinely dispatch psychologists and social workers to the scene of potentially lethal police-citizen encounters may be a matter of misapplied good intentions