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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
May 8, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
MIKE CHITWOOD was a rookie cop fresh out of the Police Academy on Nov. 7, 1964, when he was walking a beat on Susquehanna Avenue in North Philadelphia with a seasoned officer who was teaching him the ropes. Chitwood - who went on to become a much-honored Philly cop and is now the police superintendent of Upper Darby Township - and his partner, Mike Muto, might not have been prepared for heroics that day, but that's what they got. On the 1600 block, they saw flames shooting out of a house and a woman with a baby hanging onto a rope between the second and third floors, calling for help.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1986 | By JOE BALTAKE, Daily News Film Critic
"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.
NEWS
August 2, 2007
The discovery of an old mortar shell in a shed prompted police to evacuate a North Philadelphia street for about two hours yesterday, police said. The man who found the shell, on the 2500 block of North Hope Street in the Fairhill section, carried it to the curb about 9:40 a.m. and called police. Bomb Squad officers could not determine with an X-ray whether the projectile was live. Police moved the 30-inch shell to the bomb range at the Police Academy in Upper Holmesburg for disposal, officials said.
NEWS
August 6, 2010 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia police officer is in stable condition this afternoon after accidentally shooting herself. The officer, a 61-year-old woman, was at the Police Academy in Holmesburg where she was participating in a training exercise. She accidentally discharged her weapon at the firing range about 12:40 p.m. injuring her hip. The injury was not severe, police said. She was taken to Aria Health - Torresdale for treatment. Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or samwood@phillynews.
LIVING
September 27, 1987 | Inquirer staff and wire service reviews, compiled by Christopher Cornell
Two popular comedies made their debuts in video stores last week. One is bright and witty, the other somewhat dim. RAISING ARIZONA (1987) (CBS/Fox) $89.98. 94 minutes. A dizzying piece of slapstick that succeeds as social satire poking fun at baby-crazed baby boomers and also as an atomic valentine to the nuclear family. It either will appeal equally to sentimentalists and cynics, or offend both. POLICE ACADEMY 4: CITIZENS ON PATROL (1987) (Warner) $89.95. 87 minutes.
NEWS
February 12, 1992 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Drexel Hill insurance broker, Jerome K. Gladden, was ordered to stand trial yesterday on theft and forgery charges for allegedly diverting a portion of the biweekly salary of 25 city police recruits to a life insurance plan that the officers had neither requested nor authorized. Gladden, 38, a former area director for the Public Employees Benefit Services Corp., is accused of soliciting 25 Police Academy recruits in 1989 to participate in a savings plan. But instead of directing the salary deductions into savings, said Assistant District Attorney Pamela Donleavy, Gladden forged the names to applications for life insurance, which paid him a higher commission.
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