Trending Topics

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 panel of judges unanimously reversed former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen’s conviction after finding that the department’s use-of-force policy conflicted with state law
The man held a knife in each hand as officers and his father tried to persuade him to surrender; he became agitated and moved one knife when an officer prepared to deploy a TASER
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
The defendant officer was initially denied qualified immunity after fatally shooting a violent subject
Christopher Pray was found buried up to the armpits in the pond in Portland
Oregon State Police said Christopher Pray is a “dangerous escapee”
Under a new mandate, California mental health agencies stand to lose funding if they collaborate with law enforcement. Here’s why that is a mistake
The program aims for nurses to work alongside police officers to assist individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health
Crisis intervention program manager Courtney Tassin discusses the benefits of pairing police with clinicians to respond to mental health crisis calls
“The officers’ actions were not consistent with SAPD’s policy and training,” Police Chief William McManus said of the June 23 incident
As an LAPD SWAT team leader and crisis negotiator, Jonathan explains how crisis negotiation skills help officers in tactical situations and everyday patrol
In May 2023, London’s police commissioner announced plans to stop police response to mental health emergencies unless there’s a direct life threat
The University of Florida Police Department is pairing clinicians with officers to better support the campus community
Resources include a toolkit outlining best practices to implement an effective community responder program
A 71-year-old man pulled out a handgun hidden inside his clothing and opened fire, striking the officer multiple times
This was the second call to the house within weeks involving the suspect, who had a criminal history and falsely claimed to work for the CIA, DEA and FBI
Many police agencies have seen the benefits of having social workers on staff to increase law enforcement effectiveness when dealing with subjects experiencing mental illness
Using a centralized incident management and response platform, law enforcement and mental health organizations can locate resources for individuals in crisis
A motive is still unclear, but police say the man had a history of mental illness