Chicago Mayor Pushes for Larger Police and Fire Training Academy

As she visited with Chicago’s newest police recruits on Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she will be working with the heads of the Police Department and Fire Department to expand on plans for a new training academy, to make sure it is the “best in class” for now and the future.

There are currently plans to build a new training facility on the west side, but Mayor Lightfoot says the facility will need to be larger to accommodate for more real-life training. Her goal is to have the training facility simulate the real experiences our police officers and firefighters face every day.

 

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