Tag Archives: Syracuse Police Department

Rookie Respect

Officer’s new job excites mom, but dad voices worries about what’s ahead Read More »

Officer Speaks Out About Firing Gun

While under review, Ahmad Mims couldn’t speak about incident for over two months It was the first time he had ever fired his gun while on duty — and the first time he ever feared for his life. Asked if his police academy training had prepared him mentally for what happened April 22, the six weeks he spent on paid ... Read More »

Standing Strong

Elite police unit works to turn routine traffic stops into safety for city The familiar call goes out over the police radio: “Shots fired …” Within seconds, two Syracuse police officers turn around from their patrol on the West Side of the city and speed to the crime-plagued south. They weave in and out of traffic as they race to ... Read More »

Q&A with Police Chief Fowler

The new Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler sat down for more than an hour with The Stand’s founder for a discussion that focused on recruitment of minority officers for the city police force. This is the first of two parts of an edited transcript of their discussion. I had read that the number of minority officers on the Syracuse force ... Read More »