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New Public Safety Training Center Opens in West Humboldt Park

Chicago city officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on the recently completed Public Safety Training Center in West Humboldt Park. The training center will provide the cities’ first responders with modern facilities to hone their skills for emergency response situations, investigations, and tactical operations.  

“Opening the new Public Safety Training Center represents a public safety milestone for the city of Chicago with collaborative education, and sophisticated training and tools for the next generation of first responders and current police officers alike,” said Chicago Police Department Superintendent David O. Brown.  

The facility sits on a 30.4-acre former rail yard that, prior to the city’s purchase in 2017, had been sitting vacant for more than 40 years. In addition to the main academy building, the site will also host two minority-owned restaurants, Peach’s and Culvers, as well as a 27,000-square-foot Boys and Girls Club that are all slated to open this summer.  


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