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William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?
Get tougher on crime.
Fix relationships with community.
Address "stop and frisk" issues.
Better training for officers.
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Budget Cuts Force N.C. Highway Patrol to Suspend Academy
September 19, 2011
The North Carolina Highway Patrol has suspended its training academy as budget cuts force a hiring freeze.
NYPD Cadet Collapses After Training Run
September 13, 2011
A New York City Police recruit collapsed after completing a training run with his academy class. Officer Sherman Adams, 28, died on Monday. Officer Adams had served as a corrections officer for four years.
Widow Claims Head Blows Caused Recruit's Death
August 19, 2011
The widow of a Norfolk (Va.) Police recruit who died after defensive tactics training has sued departmental leaders and trainers, claiming that repeated blows to the head caused the death of John Kohn.
Conventional Training Fails Today's Officers
August 17, 2011
Conventional training, like military boot camp, almost always assumes recruits know nothing, have few skills and must be built from the ground up. This way of thinking is unfortunate and relatively ineffective.
N.Y. Recruit Terminated for Non-Accredited Degree
July 29, 2011
A Schenectady (N.Y.) Police recruit has been terminated a day after he was sworn, after it was determined his bachelor's degree had come from a non-accredited online degree program.
Staffing Shortage Plagues Virginia State Police
July 18, 2011
The understaffed Virginia State Police is offering its troopers overtime shifts rather than giving them pay raises or hiring for the 227 authorized positions that remain unfilled.
NYPD Hires 1,635 Recruits, Largest Class In 5 Years
July 8, 2011
The recruits form the largest Police Academy since 2006 and begin official training at the Police Academy in Manhattan on Monday. It's a diverse group. Of the new class, 16 percent were born overseas in 55 different countries
Maine Increases Training Requirements for Reserves
June 22, 2011
Reserve officers will have to complete a 40-hour online course, meet a physical fitness requirement, then take 80 hours of practical instruction, before serving under a field training officer for another 80 hours.
Boston Graduates First Recruit Class In Three Years
June 16, 2011
Sixty-four Boston Police recruits have graduated from the academy and will join the ranks of the 2,072-officer force next week.
Philly Police Plan Recruit Class, New Academy
February 23, 2011
Commissioner Charles Ramsey expects to get city approval for the class in the second half of the year. The next group of recruits will train and be taught at a former military facility acquired from the federal government.
Tulsa PD Welcomes 42 New Recruits
January 25, 2011
By establishing a recruit class, the department is moving forward after layoffs and budget cuts. The department is also facing a federal corruption probe. In the past, academy classes have had just 20 to 25 members.
Two NYPD Recruits Receive Special Shields
December 20, 2010
The sons of two NYPD officers received the shields that had been worn by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and ESU Officer Stephen Driscoll, who died in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.
Chicago Cadets Honor Fallen Officer
July 14, 2010
A group of 89 Chicago police cadets stood and saluted fallen Officer Thor Soderberg—one of their instructors—during their Wednesday graduation ceremony.
LAPD Names American Military University a Preferred School
July 14, 2010
The LAPD designation follows a similar agreement between AMU and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) last year, which made AMU a member of LASD University—a consortium of colleges and universities whose mission is to provide LASD employees with a variety of accessible learning programs.
Not Everything Will Get You Killed
July 13, 2010
"If you do this or that you will get killed." I have heard this statement millions of times. Every officer has. It becomes meaningless to us all when it is overused.
The Training Curve
June 22, 2010
I used to work with a precinct captain who believed "mandatory" training was an order from The Almighty. It needed to be done right then and there! As much as it drove me up the wall to deal with his reign of madness, it made sense.
More Police Recruits Flunking Fitness Test
May 21, 2010
Overall physical strength of recruits is declining and more cadets aren't able to complete agility tests, push-up and sit-up tests, a 1 1/2-mile run, and other physical tests required to join agencies.
Oakland PD's Recruit Class Is First In Two Years
April 20, 2010
The diverse group includes 13 minorities, six women and nine bilingual speakers—Spanish and Cantonese are the most predominant second languages. The majority live in the East Bay, with seven residing in Oakland.
Your Best FTO
February 11, 2010
If you want a super cop hero in your life, go rent a movie. If you want a real cop in your life, your academy cadre and FTOs are there to teach you today and for the rest of your career.
Investigation of Vermont Academy Trainer Continues
January 26, 2010
A probe into the suicide of a Vermont Police Academy trainer could take weeks, as investigators seek to learn the details of why Dave McMullen shot and killed himself after being suspected of possessing child pornography.
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