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.
February 21, 2015 |
Delaware County police departments in the inner-ring suburbs are working to improve relationships with their communities, and they are starting with the kids. Eleven Delaware County departments are joining forces to hold three different Youth Police Academies, where participants will learn what it takes to become a cop, from basic physical requirements to how to investigate a crime scene. "Police departments need to get into their community and make sure they are not disconnected," said Robert Smythe, police chief of Darby Borough.
November 12, 2014 |
John W. Logan, 71, of Torresdale, a 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and owner of Logan's Towing, died Friday, Nov. 7, of cancer. Mr. Logan, known as "Jack," grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and attended Abraham Lincoln High School. He worked at a factory before deciding to apply to the Police Academy. "He loved protecting, and he was really happy to go to the Police Academy," said his wife of 49 years, Joan. "He really embraced 'protect and serve.' " Mr. Logan worked in the Seventh, Eighth, and 39th Districts and the highway patrol, his wife said.
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)
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.
March 22, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf said Friday that he stands by his embattled nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. The Democratic governor's comments came as acting Commissioner Marcus Brown has become mired in another controversy after he was caught on video this week taking down roadside signs near his home that were critical of him. Wolf, who was in Philadelphia on Friday, told reporters that Brown did the right thing by apologizing for...