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Designating the station a school will allow officers to search people suspected of illegally carrying a gun in the downtown area, Commissioner Anne Kirkpatrick said
"[The psychologists] were...making decisions on candidates we would have otherwise said gave acceptable responses,” Chief Larry Scirotto stated
A Sutter County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s father works as the training manager for the department, while a corrections lieutenant’s son works his way through the academy
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The pair of classes will each add 600 new recruits, raising the total tally of new NYPD recruits in 2024 to 2,400
Given the increasingly complex nature of modern policing, agencies must consider adopting new instructional methodologies to improve the performance of new officers
The whistleblower complaint centers on a requirement that male cadets shave their heads with a razor daily
Herndon Police Chief Maggie DeBoard expressed displeasure after the academy director signed his name on officers’ graduation certificates using Chinese characters
As of March 1, HPD employed 1,740 officers out of 2,177 positions for a vacancy rate of about 20%, union researchers found
“This donation from the Aurora Police Department will be an incredible learning tool for our students,” Indian Valley Vocational Center instructor Jim Kerry said
Since the fitness requirements were lowered, about 51% of Philly PD applicants have passed the exam, compared to 36% previously
Is there a task more vital than our most experienced officers, regardless of rank, mingling with our recruits to share decades of knowledge and lessons learned?
Expand agency recruitment efforts without spending much time or money
Officer Wisbens Antoine was a Knoxville Police Department recruit scheduled to graduate the academy in March; he is survived by his wife and two children
AUFIRE’s approach uses 66 volts of electrical muscle stimulation conducted through sleeves to contract arm muscles and simulate the incapacitation effects of gunshot wounds to limbs
Austin Ross, 26, is expected to be named an honorary deputy by the Flagler County Sheriff after his heart stopped at a hospital
Emphasizing health and well-being, the academy utilizes advanced technologies like InBody and Omega Wave to monitor and enhance recruit fitness
Madalyn Jarreau was 5 years old when she went to a fallen officer’s funeral procession; she graduated from the academy 18 years later
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Mayor Eric Adams stated there won’t be a hiring freeze of NYPD officers, allowing the department to start a new academy class in April that would have been canceled
The manner in which we’ve historically taught police officers doesn’t align with how officers are expected to police their communities today
“Cadets” will document an academy class’s six-month training journey; it will be released on Jan. 17
Conventional approaches don’t fully meet the needs of law enforcement trainees
“Her quick and calm response under pressure saved recruit (Solomon) Kessio’s life,” said Dayton Police Chief Kamran Afzal
The recruits performed lifesaving procedures, alerted academy staff, called 911, notified the recruit’s family and helped to provide a police escort to the hospital
“The new academy will support the highest level of instruction for cadets, troopers, and our law enforcement partners,” State Police Commissioner Col. Christopher Paris said