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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.

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.
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