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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.
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 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.
NEWS
July 25, 2007
The Centurions, a police-organized motorcycle club, will hold its 11th annual Christmas in July run Sunday to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children. The ride will leave the Police Academy at 8500 State Rd. at 11 a.m. Registration will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with breakfast offered during the first hour. A reception will be held after the run at the Ukrainian Club, 874 N. Franklin St. Information about costs can be found at www.centurionsmc.com or by calling 267-228-0804.
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
May 4, 2012 | By William Bender, Daily News Staff Writer
IT'S USUALLY TOUGH to get kicked out of Philadelphia's Fraternal Order of Police. You really have to screw up. Worse than, say, the cop who allegedly beat his girlfriend with a closed fist and left her a voice mail threatening to "stomp your f---ing heart out. " Or the officer convicted of child endangerment for pointing a loaded Glock at a kid who changed the radio station in his truck at the Police Academy. Or the cop who allegedly forced a suspect to perform oral sex on him in his police cruiser.
NEWS
January 9, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Francis P. "Frank" Friel, 71, of Bensalem, a decorated police investigator whose organized crime unit, in collaboration with the FBI, effectively ended a spate of mob killings in the 1980s, died of cancer Saturday, Jan. 4, at St. Mary Medical Center. Mr. Friel's storied career began in 1960, at a time when the city's police force hired teenagers fresh out of high school as helpers. By age 20, he had trained at the Police Academy, received a gun, and become a full-fledged patrolman.
NEWS
April 19, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Patrolling the streets of her hometown has benefits for CaBria Davis. Sometimes the 31-year-old police officer runs into childhood friends who are living or working in Camden. She is often struck by the changes that have come to the city's neighborhoods. Occasionally, in moments that always catch her off guard, she crosses paths with someone who knew her father. "I never knew him - only from pictures," said Davis, who was 9 when her father was murdered. "So it's nice, sometimes, to hear someone tell me they remember him. " Davis, who grew up in South Camden with her mother and younger brother, became a member of the Camden County Metro police force a little more than two years ago. Her mother no longer lives in the city, and with no departmental residency requirement in place, Davis doesn't have to live in Camden.
NEWS
October 9, 2010 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
The police radios chirped: Burglary in progress in Woodlynne. A woman came home to find a boyish stranger in an upstairs bedroom, holding her underwear. He ran before police arrived, but left a gray sweatshirt. Two shiny new Woodlynne squad cars raced to the home a block away. Officers called the Camden County Sheriff's Office for K-9 assistance. One Woodlynne officer carried out evidence in two brown paper bags. "I'm a little upset we didn't grab this guy," said Officer Walter Schilling, 36, now working in Woodlynne after having been laid off by the Winslow department.
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