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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.

Massachusetts Officials May Have Nixed Sgt. Crowley As Cadet Grad Speaker

January 22, 2010
Massachusetts officials may have intervened to keep Sgt. James Crowley, the white Cambridge officer who arrested Harvard professor Henry Gates, from speaking to a group of police cadets.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Academy's First Day

December 2, 2009

A class of cadets arrive at the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's academy, which is known as "Black Monday." On the first day, recruits arrive in street clothes for a boot-camp-style initiation. Instructors prepare them for the abuse they'll face on the streets.

New Haven Violated Wage Law With Recruit OT Pay

November 10, 2009
The city violated a state law by paying recruits for a flat 40 hours per week regardless of how many hours they worked. The city will need to make it up with retroactive overtime pay.

Former Cleveland Jailer Is 50-Year-Old Academy Graduate

October 30, 2009
Karl Lloyd began patrol duties on Monday with the Cleveland Division of Police, and he wasn't a typical rookie officer. Lloyd arrived at the department five months before his 51st birthday.

L.A. Mayor, Council Leaders Strike Deal to Keep Budget Crisis from Shrinking LAPD

October 13, 2009
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in turn, said he had no problem with the council’s plan for canceling Police Academy classes next month -- as long as such a move does not result in an overall reduction in the size of the nearly 10,000-officer force.

Firearms 101

October 7, 2009
Say you're on duty and you contact some thugs who have guns. You have to make their guns safe for transport. If this is the first time you have ever seen this design of weapon, then what are you to do?

800 Recruits Test for Las Vegas Patrol Jobs

September 3, 2009
About 800 candidates hoping to patrol the streets of Las Vegas took written tests for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this week, the Mercery News reports.

Pioneering Women of the LAPD

July 28, 2009

The first female police officer in the country with arrest powers, Alice Stebbins Wells, arrived in 1910 with the Los Angeles Police Department. By 1937, the department employed 39 policewomen. Women are serving in most areas of the department; they have yet to crack the elite SWAT unit, but a 2008 report led to 12 women being accepted into the training program that feeds the unit. These photos, which show several of the pioneering police women of the department, have been provided by the Los Angeles Police Historical Society.

St. Louis Police Chief Transfers Three Instructors Out of Police Academy

July 16, 2009
St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom said Wednesday that he had transferred three of the Police Academy's leaders for meting out what he considered to be uneven discipline to cadets.

Defensive Position

July 13, 2009
Does the training provided in the academy adequately prepare officers for the defensive tactics often needed in the street? Detective Erica Ortiz answers.

One in Three Recent Atlanta Police Academy Graduates Have Criminal Records

April 9, 2009
More than one-third of recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have been arrested or cited for a crime, according to a review of their job applications. The arrests ranged from minor offenses such as shoplifting to violent charges including assault. More than one-third of the officers had been rejected by other law enforcement agencies, and more than half of the recruits admitted using marijuana.

Wiley X Eyewear Named Official Eyewear of the U.S. National SWAT Championships

February 27, 2009
Wiley X Eyewear has been named the Official Eyewear of the United States National SWAT Championships, a series of competitions attracting the best Special Weapons and Tactics teams from law enforcement agencies across the nation and around the globe.

Academies: Pay Your Way or Wait?

January 13, 2009

I get this question nearly every week regarding the academy: Should I wait to get hired or should I pay my way? There are some states that will allow a candidate to attend the academy without being hired by an agency. You are deemed as "pre-service" and you pay your own way. There are pros and cons to each path.

NYPD's Kelly Will Keep Crime Rate Down Despite Budget Cuts, Fewer Officers

December 4, 2008
The NYPD canceled its next police academy class of 1,067 rookie cops to save $36 million, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the council's finance and public safety committees.

The Meaning of Training Certification

April 23, 2008
The idea that once we "certify" someone, we are somehow guaranteeing that person's competency is a subtext that runs throughout the law enforcement profession. And it's not accurate.

Teach with Less Talk, More Action

April 18, 2008
Training should be more of an exchange of ideas, and less of a lecture. What officer students really like is more interactive training, and less "talking at them."

The State of American Law Enforcement - Teaching to the Test

March 1, 2008

One thing that's clear from the statistics is that law enforcement is becoming a more dangerous occupation. Which begs the question: Is the training that the average law enforcement officer receives adequate enough to help him or her counter the threats presented by the job?

NYPD Academy Graduates More Than 900 Officers

December 28, 2007
More than 900 new NYPD officer graduated from the Police Academy this week at a ceremony in Madison Square Garden.

What Didn't They Teach Me In The Academy?

November 1, 2007

Those were heady days, when the excitement of graduating from the police academy and "hitting the streets" was awaited with great anticipation.

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