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NEWS
April 6, 1987 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
"Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol" has jokes about bodily (and birds') functions, a pompous guy whose pants rip and who gets a bullhorn Krazy-glued to his face, some excellent skateboarding, rock music, a joke about Mace deodorant, a guy (Michael Winslow) who can reproduce not only the sound effects but the out-of-synch sound track of a Bruce Lee film, a really fat guy, a really strong guy (Bubba Smith), a guy who talks really funny (Bobcat Goldthwait), a relatively normal guy (Steve Guttenberg)
NEWS
May 25, 1989 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
A police officer from the bomb squad, dressed in a protective suit, removes five sticks of dyanmite that were found in the basement of a barber shop on Germantown Avenue near Pike Street yesterday. The dynamite, discovered by workers cleaning the basement, was taken to the Police Academy and exploded. There was no information from police on how the explosive got to the shop.
NEWS
September 2, 1987 | Special to the Daily News by Mark Ludak
Unidentified chemicals found last month at an abandoned tannery at Germantown Avenue and American Street in Northern Liberties are removed under police escort early today. I-95 was briefly closed to traffic between Aramingo and Cottman avenues around 5 a.m. as two environmental services trucks carried the chemicals - considered potentially explosive - from the former Custom Leather Services tannery to the Police Academy in the Northeast for disposal.
NEWS
March 7, 1987
I think the city should build a trash-to-steam plant between State Road and the Delaware River at Ashburner Street on ground where trash trucks are now parked. The steam could be used to heat the Police Academy, the prisons along State Road and the home for the aged (Riverview). It would be one way to get rid of the trash in the Northeast. Karl Schuble Philadelphia.
NEWS
August 7, 2010
A Philadelphia police officer was in stable condition Friday after accidentally shooting herself in a hip. The officer, 61, was participating in a training exercise at the Police Academy in Holmesburg and discharged her weapon at the firing range about 12:40 p.m. The injury was not severe, police said. She was treated at Aria Health-Torresdale. - Sam Wood
NEWS
December 15, 1995 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. and Jeff Gammage, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Rendell will promote two chief inspectors today, marking the first time in department history that the police hierarchy has had five deputy police commissioners. In ceremonies scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Room 653 at City Hall, Rendell will name Richard Zappile, who commands the Operations South Bureau, a deputy commissioner in charge of the department's operations branch. Robert Mitchell, who heads the Special Patrol Bureau, will become deputy commissioner for support services, a new position.
NEWS
March 23, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON TWP. Photos of the pups are scattered about the Washington Township Police Department headquarters - with names like Goldy and Rex. In Gloucester County's most populous municipality, K9s have become a community staple since the division was formally established in 2006, following prior stints. One of the department's five K9s, Rex, trained in explosives, helped secure the Super Bowl in East Rutherford. Last month, Aron helped nab a jewelry burglar in the township. But with no appropriated tax dollars in the department's $8 million budget, the division has continued to rely on grants and donations to stay afloat.
NEWS
June 30, 2011 | By Alia Conley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lined up in a four-by-four block in matching T-shirt uniforms, 16 youngsters - perhaps future police officers - saluted. "Vipers!" they shouted, signifying their group name. When a leader told them, "At ease," they put their hands behind their backs, feet apart, in a parade rest position. Next they exclaimed, "We run this!" - hissing the S like their slithering team name. Following typical police commands - with a few added elements for fun - the group is participating in the weeklong Philadelphia Youth Police Camp, which teaches about different police units through hands-on activities.
NEWS
January 29, 2011 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
The headaches just keep on coming for the Philadelphia Police Department. Two officers were recently arrested and kicked off the job in separate incidents, authorities said yesterday. Officer Brien Greene, 27, walked into a doughnut shop on 52nd Street near Market on Jan. 11 and became enraged at a female employee who was talking on the phone, a law-enforcement source said. Greene allegedly threw a trash can at the woman and another employee, pulled out a gun and said, "I'll f------ shoot you," the source said.
NEWS
October 25, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, Mari A. Schaefer, and Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Marquis apartment complex in King of Prussia was draped with yellow crime-scene tape Tuesday as firefighters drained the pool, police academy cadets swept lawns and drainage ditches, and law enforcement authorities continued looking into the abduction of a 10-month-old girl and the slaying of her grandmother. Local, state, and federal authorities are jointly investigating the abduction of the girl, Saanvi Venna, and the killing of her grandmother, Satayvathi Venna, 61. Authorities gave few details of either incident Tuesday, citing concern for the baby's safety.
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