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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South Bend Police opens applications for next Citizens Police Academy

South Bend Tribune 16 Jul 2024
SOUTH BEND — Applications are open for the fall session of the South Bend Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. The purpose of the academy is to give the public a closer look at the inner-workings of the police department ... The Citizens Police Academy provides the opportunity to meet officers and to hear about the work they do in their unit....

Orthodox NYPD Recruit Awarded for Rendering Emergency Aid to Fellow Cadets

Hamodia 16 Jul 2024
On Monday, Pearlman graduated the New York Police Academy — with a special award for having twice rendered emergency aid to recruits while in training ... He worked on EMS for eight years before entering the Police Academy, and was a member of Hatzalah of the Lower East Side....

Canton Police: Spotlight on veterans means better service to community

Hometown Life 16 Jul 2024
— From small changes on name badges to big changes in the form of academy sponsorship, police say a spotlight on military veterans is benefitting the community in a variety of ways ... A new program sponsoring future officers through the police academy is also helping the department by filling the ranks with quality candidates, Keimig said....

NYPD recruit who died during training is honored at police academy graduation

Olean Times Herald 16 Jul 2024
... have been his police academy graduation ceremony....

Caribou promotes sergeant to police chief

Bangor Daily News 16 Jul 2024
CARIBOU, MaineCaribou has chosen an experienced sergeant to be the city’s new police chief ... A Fort Kent native, Saucier first joined Caribou Police in September 2008 after graduating from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy ... After returning to Caribou Police in October 2019, he was promoted to sergeant two months later....

Red Bluff City Council to talk hiring bonuses

Red Bluff Daily News 16 Jul 2024
RED BLUFF— The City Council will discuss hiring bonuses for police department recruits on Tuesday ... City staff has reported an urgent need for qualified police officers, police corporal and police sergeant applicants ... According to staff, a hiring bonus costs less than sponsoring an untrained individual through the police academy....

Some police officers leave big cities for smaller towns to avoid heightened scrutiny

The Spokesman-Review 16 Jul 2024
Four years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the police murder of George Floyd, many big-city law enforcement agencies are struggling to fill their ranks ... The department advertises a starting salary of about $88,000 for people still in the academy and $97,000 for a full-time police officer, according to its recruitment website....

Best movies set in Florida? List includes Pitt, Cruise, Johansson, Affleck, Gosling, Hanks

TCPalm 16 Jul 2024
Florida's long and varied cinematic history ranges from '80s audience favorites to Best Picture Oscar winners, with several other Sunshine State films winning or being nominated for additional Academy Awards ... "Cocoon" stars Steve Guttenberg, best known for the "Police Academy" movies....

'Patriarchal, misogynistic culture': How sexual misconduct proliferated at LMPD

Courier Journal 16 Jul 2024
Roman, the former Newark police chief, said fears of retaliation for officers reporting misconduct are real ... Samantha Simon, an assistant professor of sociology at Arizona State University, spent a year observing and taking part in four police academies in a southern state, which she agreed not to name as a condition of her access....

Voters have four candidates to consider for next probate judge

News-Review - Petoskey 16 Jul 2024
GAYLORD — Voters in the Aug ... John Engler in 2000, is retiring ... Courtney Cadotte. Q ... A ... Q ... A ... Q ... A ... Q ... A ... My education includes being valedictorian of my high school class, graduating college one year early with honors with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northern Michigan University and being the top graduate from the NMU Regional Police Academy....

From competitive shooter to police officer: How a Glenwood Springs officer joined the force at 21

Post Independent 15 Jul 2024
She was introduced to the role by her brother, an officer for the Silt Police Department (and former Glenwood Springs officer), and saw it as an opportunity to gain some experience until she was old enough to enter the academy.  ... Police Chief Joseph Deras approached Hurst ......

East Brunswick Police Department hiring certified, non-certified officers — how to apply

My Central Jersey 15 Jul 2024
Applicants also will undergo Police Academy training unless already certified ... Must be psychologically fit to perform all the duties of a police officer ... Those who are hired are sent to the Police Academy for an approximately 22-week-long unless the applicant is appropriately certified by the Police Training Commission (PTC)....

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