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Chicago Police Recruits Rarely Wash Out of Academy

Over a recent four-year period, the academy graduated more than 97 percent of its recruits, according to department figures obtained by the Chicago Tribune through a public records request.

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Recruit Booted From Chicago Police Academy Wins Second Chance After Legal Battle

His long legal battle shows the difficulties sometimes faced by the Chicago Police Department in the relatively rare instances in which it fires a recruit from the academy.

Train Like You Mean It

Not every law enforcement agency has the resources to build a brand-new facility from the ground up. But there are many ways to upgrade department facilities and improve officers' training experiences to help them succeed.

Inside the Chicago PD's Revised Officer Training Program

Chicago's 2016 crime rates were staggering and City Hall is hoping 1,000 additional police officers on the streets can stem the violence. But mass hirings are a challenge and the Chicago Police Department has the added weight of a Department of Justice investigation that found police training practices have been grossly inadequate. More Here.

Video: Inside the Chicago PD's Revised Officer Training Program

Chicago's 2016 crime rates were staggering and City Hall is hoping 1,000 additional police officers on the streets can stem the violence. But mass hirings are a challenge and the Chicago Police Department has the added weight of a Department of Justice investigation that found police training practices have been grossly inadequate.

Axon Public Safety Canada Inc. Partners with Canadian Centre of Public Safety Excellence

Axon Public Safety Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TASER International, today announced a partnership with the Canadian Centre of Public Safety Excellence (CCPSE). The one-of-a-kind training centre delivers up-to-date training to law enforcement and public safety officials.

Video: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Recruit Collapses and Dies During Training

Authorities said that around 8:30 a.m., newly hired police candidates with CMPD were conducting state mandated physical fitness training when one candidate, Jeremy Moseley, collapsed.

Congresswoman Proposes National Standard for De-escalation Training and Use of Force

“We want our officers using force really that [is] proportional to the situation,” Moore said in an interview on Wednesday. “This is about giving police officers additional training assets with regard to encounters that don’t necessarily have to end up with a use of deadly force.”

Ohio Police Cadet Injured in Gun-Training Shooting

A police cadet in Napoleon, OH, was critically injured after being accidentally shot in the back by one of his classmates on a shooting range.

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Cheating Scandal Prompts Review of Testing Practices at Pennsylvania State Police Academy

Cheating allegations at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy have prompted a review of testing practices, as well as the removal of 29 cadets who were likely involved to date.