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Honolulu PD Using Open-Book Testing in Academy

“How much easier can you make it?” said Dee Ann Koanui, a former Honolulu training sergeant. “You might as well hand out the badges.”

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Standout Pennsylvania Football Player Trades Jersey for Police Uniform

A standout football player for the Bishop McDevitt High School in Pennsylvania—who was thought to be a sure-fire NFL prospect—decided that he had a higher calling and entered the police academy instead of continuing his path toward football.

MA State Police Academy Closed After Recruits Test Positive for COVID-19

All class members have been told to quarantine for 14 days as a preventative measure. They will also be tested for COVID-19 during that period.

30 Georgia Troopers Fired Over Cheating in Academy

Colonel Mark W. McDonough said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon that the 106th trooper class was dismissed earlier on Wednesday morning. He said the class consisted of 30 troopers who graduated in August 2019.

Trends in Training: Police Innovate While Critics Irritate

A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University believes that police training is to blame for the death of Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean late last week. Here's why he's leaped prematurely to a conclusion.

Chicago Mayor Says Planned $95M Police Academy Should Be Bigger, Better

After touring Chicago's current police academy and seeing recruits apprehending mock suspects in a dark hallway, Mayor Lori Lightfoot came away more convinced than ever that replacing the academy is essential to improve police training.

CA Police Academy Grads Taught History of Police-Minority Relations

Much of the course material was presented by Greg Woods, a lecturer in the university’s Justice Studies department, who zig-zagged from the Enlightenment to slavery to the Zoot Suit Riots to the present.

TX Cadet Charged with Aggravated Assault in Classroom Shooting

Clayton Whatley, 21, claimed his gun went off accidentally while he was reaching for a pencil out of his book bag during a class. The bullet fragments hit three of his fellow cadets, wounding two of them in their legs.

Cleveland Making It Easier for Lateral Transfers to Join Force

Now, if an applicant already has their OPOTA certification, they will go through an abbreviated academy with Cleveland PD. This abbreviated academy will only be about 12 to 14 weeks, as opposed to 7 months.

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Dozens of Iowa Cadets Hospitalized for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

More than 75 students at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy were hospitalized because of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to NBC News. The cadets—all newly hired law enforcement officers still in training—were evacuated and initially taken to a nearby National Guard building.