February 20, 2012
THE ACTIONS of retired police Captain Ray Lewis, as reported in the Daily News , was appalling. As a retired Philadelphia police officer, Lewis' behavior during the Occupy Philadelphia on Independence Mall was an embarrassment to not only Lewis, but the Philadelphia Police Department in general. Additionally, I'm a Vietnam veteran and am well aware of our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and assembly. However, to hide behind the First Amendment and demonstrate in full police uniform goes beyond the pale.
April 6, 1987 |
"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)
February 22, 2011 |
The Philadelphia Police Department will be faced with a raft of unexpected changes this year, all of which are shaping up to be good news. Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison discussed the planned moves - kept under wraps until now - on Friday. Fresh boots Ramsey said that the department expects to get approval from the city to hire a class of recruits in July after budget woes forced the city to cancel two classes scheduled to graduate this year.
May 25, 1989 |
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.
September 2, 1987 |
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.
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.
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
December 15, 1995 |
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.
May 7, 2010 |
EXPERIENCE and common sense ought to spare the city of Philadelphia from ever facing another situation remotely like its confrontation with MOVE 25 years ago. But never say never. Mayor Wilson Goode appointed a commission to investigate the disaster and "make suggestions for future handling of similar situations. " After a nine-month probe, the panel issued a scathing report with 38 recommendations for change in the structure and operation of city government. Kevin Tucker, the recently retired chief of the Secret Service in Philadelphia, took over the Police Department from Gregore Sambor.
March 25, 1986 |
"Police Academy 3 - Back in Training. " A comedy starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith and George Gaynes. Directed by Jerry Paris from a screenplay by Gene Quintano. Based on characters created by Neal Israel and Pat Prost. Photographed by Bob Saad. Edited by Bud Molin. Music by Robert Folk. Running time: 85 minutes. A Warner Bros. release. In area theaters. This is exactly what it says it is - "Police Academy," done for the third time. It seems more like the 33rd to me. "Animal House" in a police academy probably was a good idea for one movie - you know, a dozen different stories, all hysterical, some wacky, some awful.