Philadelphia Police Academy

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36 Rookie Officers Sworn In to Philadelphia Police Department

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey reminded the rookies about heightened public scrutiny in light of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

08/29/2014

Officer Charles Ramsey, with his mother, Dr. Sylvia Ramsey. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Commissioner Ramsey’s Son Among Philadelphia Police Academy Graduates

Commissioner Ramsey says his son, a Penn State graduate who had been working as a probation officer, finally decided to join the “family business.”

06/04/2014

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Police Practice Getting Help To Victims Of Active Shooter

Philadelphia police and fire medics are practicing for the unthinkable: An active shooter opening fire in a mall or office building.

12/03/2013

(Philadelphia Police Department commissioner Charles Ramsey announces the missing M-16.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

One of Philadelphia Police Department’s M-16 Assault Rifles Is Missing

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey held a press conference to announce that during an audit conducted last week the department learned that one of the 1,356 M-16 rifles given to the PPD by the federal government in 2009 is unaccounted for.

04/15/2013

(Philadelphia Police Academy graduates are sworn in.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

22 More Academy Graduates Are Sworn In For Service In Philadelphia Police Dept.

“You’ll need good insoles for those shoes,” police commissioner Charles Ramsey warned the graduating class. “We start all recruits out on foot.”

03/01/2013

(credit: CBS)

Philly Cop To Do 3 Mile Benefit Run In 100-Pound Bomb Suit

On October 20th, if you attend the annual Police Survivors 5K run in Northeast Philadelphia, you will most likely see a man running in a 100-pound bomb suit.

10/05/2012

(City officials congratulate the graduates of Police Academy class #361. Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Police Department Mints 29 New Officers

The City of Philadelphia has 29 new police officers, following a graduation ceremony in Northeast Philadelphia.

08/10/2012

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Schoolkids Learn Police Work At Camp Hosted By Phila. Police Academy

The Philadelphia Police Academy is hosting some very young potential recruits this week, as about 80 elementary school students attend summer camp there.

06/21/2012

(Credit: Michelle Durham)

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held For Philadelphia’s New Tactical Police Facility

Officials were there to break ground for the building which will be home to the police department’s SWAT, bomb squad, and K-9 units.

05/07/2012

(Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Police Get Special Training On Encountering Those With Mental Illness

Philadelphia police receive special training to learn how to manage the people they encounter who have mental illness.

01/03/2011

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