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.
July 24, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA is turning the corner on crime. The latest statistics show sharp decreases in almost every major offense, led by homicide, which is down 30 percent this year compared to the same period in 2012. It does not end there. The city has seen double-digit decreases in other major crimes, including robbery and auto theft, and smaller but significant declines in such crimes as aggravated assault and burglary. At the beginning of July, of the 14 types of major crimes that police track on a weekly basis, nine were at their lowest levels in the last five years.
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.
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.
August 6, 2010 |
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.