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Press Release | No. 2007-059

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Press Release # 059
Monday, December 3, 2007

NYPD Recruits turn on iPods®, and tune into class.

Members of the NYPD’s Police Academy class are getting ready for final exams by putting down their text books and picking up Police Department video issued iPods.  To help with exam preparation the N.Y.P.D. has made available to recruits iPods fully loaded with Police Academy coursework and classroom instruction.

Each iPod includes video downloads of the courses taught at the Academy during the Recruit’s six months of training.  Classroom instruction cover a range of complex subject matter inherent to law enforcement including criminal procedure, the New York State Penal Law, warrants, ethics and community policing.  The coursework downloaded to iPods does not include security sensitive instruction.

“Having coursework available on an iPod affords our Recruits a convenient way to review subjects when preparing for their exams,” Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said. “Now a recruit can watch a class on “search and seizure” while going home on the subway.”

The current Police Academy class includes 947 recruits and is scheduled for graduation on December 27, 2007.  In addition to the academic curriculum Recruits are required to pass tests for physical strength and agility, police skills and professional conduct.

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