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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NYPD detective falls from helicopter in Queens, suffers gruesome injury

New York Post 02 Dec 2022
A NYPD detective plunged from a helicopter — clinging to a rope that wasn’t secured — during training at the police academy in Queens Thursday afternoon, and “snapped his leg in half,” police said ... training at the police academy in Queens....

Pittsburgh needs to step up police recruitment efforts, officials say

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 02 Dec 2022
The second class, designed for new police, will train about 35 people ... Gainey recently nixed a requirement that new police recruits have at least 60 college credits to join the academy, a measure that aimed to eliminate what his administration saw as an unnecessary barrier for people looking to become Pittsburgh police officers....

Immigration advocates, lawmakers ask Biden to extend and renew Haiti TPS designation

Finger Lakes Times 02 Dec 2022
Immigration advocates and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called on the U.S ... In the case of those who arrived in the U.S ... There have been massacres in several neighborhoods, including a dozen people killed in the town of Cabaret just outside Port-au-Prince this week, which followed the assassination of the head of the Police Academy....

Apply to join Concord's 2023 Citizen Public Safety Academy

Independent Tribune 01 Dec 2022
CONCORDApplications are now open for the 18th Citizen Public Safety Academy ... During the Citizen Public Safety Academy, students will spend three classes with the Concord Police Department, taking an in-depth look at the department’s evidence-based community policing strategies and will even get to meet the police K-9s....

Citizens Police Academy fosters learning, understanding of community policing

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 01 Dec 2022
I am a recent proud graduate of the Citizens Police Academy. The purpose of this program is to foster education and understanding of our dedicated police department ... We drove police SUVs at Hawkeye Downs and learned maneuvers ... Some of our classmates are applying to go through the true Academy and intend to join the force ... Advertisement ... Stay safe ... Email....

Summit County sheriff urges Congress to keep funding voluntary home visit programs

The Oklahoman 01 Dec 2022
I started my law enforcement career far more modestly, paying my way through the police academy as a struggling single mother, then as the only woman on the first police force on which I served ... What I’m most grateful about during that journey is that I overcame the challenges of being a single mother when I was in the police academy....

Watch: Giant UAE flag soars across Dubai landmarks to mark National Day

Khaleejtimes 01 Dec 2022
On Tuesday, Dubai Police conducted a National Day parade at Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. Officers from the force, students from Dubai Police Academy, the police’s musical band, motorbikes, supercars fleet, the K9 department, the Dubai Mounted Police, cars and ambulances from Civil Defence were among the participating departments and units....

Police: Riverview East Academy on lockdown after reports of person with gun

WCPO 01 Dec 2022
CINCINNATI — Riverview East Academy is on lockdown after it was reported that someone in the building has a gun, Cincinnati police said ... There is a heavy police presence at the school....

PHOTOS: Cincinnati Public Schools says Riverview East Academy is on lockdown

Cincinnati 01 Dec 2022
Cincinnati police responded to Riverview East Academy Thursday afternoon and placed the school on lockdown ... ....

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Log Cabin Democrat 01 Dec 2022
James R ... of the Vilonia Police Department was one of 43 officers who successfully completed Basic Police Training Course at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Academy in Pocahontas. The 13-week, 620-hour course included instruction in standard police tactics, firearms, legal, educational, technical skills, and practical exercises ... Corp....

Former Kalamazoo police captain appointed interim chief in Battle Creek

Michigan Live 01 Dec 2022
Bagley joined the Battle Creek Police Department as an Investigations Deputy Chief in September 2021. He is a graduate of the KVCC Police Academy, has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from KVCC, and a bachelor’s degree in organization and resource management from Spring Arbor University....

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