An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Police Academy celebrates graduation of foundation course for Women Police

Gulf-Times 30 May 2024
Represented by Women's Police Institute, the Police Academy celebrated the graduation of the foundation course for the Women's Police (9th batch, recruits), which was attended by 151 graduates from the Ministry of Interior and the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya).The ......

Police Academy holds lecture on leadership role in security institutions

The Peninsula 30 May 2024
The Police Academy organised a lecture on ... Commenting on the lecture, Director of the Police Officers Institute at the Police Academy, Colonel Naif Mohammed Al Mannai said the lecture comes within a series of training programmes developed at the Police Officers Institute for 2024....

EPD officer graduates from state sergeant's academy

The News-Enterprise 30 May 2024
An Elizabethtown Police Department officer has graduated the state’s Academy of Police Supervision ... ....

Kerala: Senior Cop Suspended For Sexually Assaulting Female Cop At Police Academy In Thrissur

MENA FN 30 May 2024
(MENAFN - AsiaNet News) Thrissur. Following a sexual assault complaint by a female police officer at the Kerala Police Academy in Ramavarmapuram, the senior official involved in the case was ... ....

Aiken County sheriff's deputies looking for three men after Thursday morning police chase

The Post and Courier 30 May 2024
Police are searching for three men after a Thursday morning police chase ended on Bettis Academy Road near Graniteville ... ....

Seattle police chief dismissed from top job amid discrimination, harassment lawsuits

Times Union 30 May 2024
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s embattled police chief has been dismissed, Mayor Bruce Harrel said Wednesday ... He will work on special assignments for the mayor with the police department, Harrell said ... Rahr most recently led the state's police academy, where she evangelized a mantra of “guardians, not warriors.” ....

Expert: Most police officers trained to deal with those suffering mental health issues

News Journal - Daytona Beach 30 May 2024
“Certainly, officers get training on mental health to some extent in their academy training and most police agencies do offer or require some training on handling people with mental health issues or recognizing the signs,” said Jacinta M ... situations provided to Holly Hill Police....

Chandigarh stockbroker loses ₹1 crore in trading scam

Hindustan Times 30 May 2024
(iStock). Complainant Amardeep Singh, a stockbroker, told police that he was approached by two entities named COATUE and Ram Investment Academy (RIA) on WhatsApp in February ... When he was unable to withdraw the money, he realised that he had been cheated and approached the police ... .......

16-year-old stabbed to death outside high school graduation in Herriman

The Salt Lake Tribune 30 May 2024
A 16-year-old was stabbed to death during a fight Wednesday outside a graduation ceremony at Salt Lake Academy, a high school in Herriman, police said. ....

Kokomo native graduates from ISP Academy

Kokomo Tribune 30 May 2024
This month, six probationary troopers, including a Kokomo native, graduated from the 85th Indiana State Police Academy Lateral Class ... ....

Three Indiana State Police Academy grads assigned to Peru Post

Pharos Tribune 30 May 2024
This month, six probationary troopers, including a Kokomo native, graduated from the 85th Indiana State Police Academy Lateral Class ... ....

Cal Poly Humboldt announces new police chief

Times Standard 30 May 2024
Cal Poly Humboldt alumnus Greg Allen (‘94, Social Work), whose professional and personal roots run deep in Humboldt, has been named Associate Vice President for Safety & Community Wellbeing for the University Police Department ... He passes on this wisdom to officers-in-training at College of the Redwoods Police Academy....

Law enforcement, family mark 10th anniversary of death of Trooper Christopher Skinner

Press Connects 30 May 2024
... stop on Interstate 81 in the Broome County Town of Chenango on May 29, 2014, when another motorist deliberately struck and killed the 13-year state police veteran ... In 2001, Skinner graduated from the New York State Police Academy and was initially assigned to Troop G in Latham....