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 8, 2014 |
WENONAH After only a year in the job, Wenonah Police Chief Joseph Harrison has been fired, officials confirmed Thursday. It was not entirely clear what led to the termination, which they said was approved unanimously Feb. 27 by the borough council during a closed-door session. Officials announced in early January that Harrison would be placed on a leave of absence, "attending a variety of classes so as to become intimately familiar with New Jersey specific statutes and judicial procedure.
January 9, 2014 |
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.
August 19, 2012 |
By Frank Kummer, Stacey Burling and Kristen Holmes Moses Walker Jr., 40, a 19-year veteran Philadelphia police officer was found mortally wounded on a North Philadelphia sidewalk early this morning shortly after leaving work, according to police. The officer, who was found face down, lying on his own unholstered gun, had been shot multiple times. He was in street clothes and police believe he was walking to a bus stop. He was pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital at 6:23 a.m. His name was released later in the morning after family members had been notified and escorted to the hospital.
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.