Philadelphia Police Academy
Philadelphia police and fire medics are practicing for the unthinkable: An active shooter opening fire in a mall or office building.
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.
“You’ll need good insoles for those shoes,” police commissioner Charles Ramsey warned the graduating class. “We start all recruits out on foot.”
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.
The City of Philadelphia has 29 new police officers, following a graduation ceremony in Northeast Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Police Academy is hosting some very young potential recruits this week, as about 80 elementary school students attend summer camp there.
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.
Philadelphia police receive special training to learn how to manage the people they encounter who have mental illness.