Joint Public Safety Training Campus

4443 West Chicago Avenue

The Chicago Joint Public Safety Training Campus will be a new state-of-the-art facility to serve the city’s continued efforts to provide comprehensive, joint, best practice training for the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), the Chicago Police Department (CPD), and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC).

The campus will expand the City’s ability to prepare for new and emerging threats through joint-training exercises and address inadequacies of the City’s existing training facilities.

The JPSTC will be a modern training campus that will encompass multiple enhancements and operational training improvements including: community spaces, computer labs, classrooms, indoor and outdoor scenario training, indoor shooting range, vehicle training and burn props.

The campus will be located at is 4433 W Chicago Ave on the site of an old railroad yard.

JPSTC is part of the INVEST South/West. INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement initiative under Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations, and corporate and philanthropic partners toward 12 commercial corridors within 10 South and West side community areas. Click here for additional details.

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News and Updates

12.9.21 – Joint Public Safety Training Campus Match Making Event

2.1.22PBC Partners with Hire360: Click Here for Interest Form

2.18.22PBC Hiring Opportunities: Click Here for Interest Form

3.1.22 @ 6PM – Please join the ward offices of Alderman Christopher Taliaferro (Ward 29) and Alderman Emma Mitts (Ward 37) along with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) for the second Virtual Community Meeting on the Austin Corridor Improvements.

Click here to Register in advance for this webinar  

4.14.22The PBC at HACIA

5.5.22Subcontractor Outreach for Joint Public Safety Training Campus

5.11.22Community Hiring Opportunity

5.25.22Community Hiring Opportunity

6.03.22Community Hiring Opportunity

6.07.22Community Hiring Opportunity

6.28.22Community Hiring Opportunity

The Chicago Joint Public Safety Training Campus will deepen and strengthen the training capabilities of both new and current police officers, firefighters and paramedics, allowing for comprehensive cross-training among departments.  Additionally, it is an investment in the West Side of Chicago to bring improved connectivity between residents and public safety personnel.

The JPSTC construction project will have three phases. Phase 1 Main academy building and site work;  Phase 1A Community Center (Boys and Girls Club of Chicago) and two restaurants (Peach’s and Culver’s); and Phase 2 Outdoor scenario village.

Phase 1 is not part of the Public Building Commission’s scope of work. If you would like additional information regarding Phase 1, please click this link to go to the Public Safety Community Builders Joint Venture (PSCB JV).

Boys and Girls Club of Chicago is not part of the Public Building Commission’s scope of work. If you would like additional information regarding the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, please click this link.

PSCB Matchmaking Event 12/9/21

WGN9 Midday FIX Presents JPSTC

The Project scope for Phase 01A includes core and shell construction and limited interior buildout of two restaurant tenants (“Peaches” and “Culvers”), site remediation, Public Right of Way (PROW) improvements, and associated site development (landscaping, courtyard amenities, site lighting, etc.).

The Peach’s restaurant building is anticipated to be a single-story as a sit-down restaurant with no drive-thru service.

The Culver’s restaurant building is anticipated to be a single-story structure designated as a fast casual restaurant with a drive-thru service.

Procurement Details

View the Design-Build procurement details for Joint Public Safety Training Campus Phase 1A (Outlot Restaurant Area) Click here

Contract Informations

Feasibility Study conducted by Architect Latent Design Corporation – PS3054

Design Builder BOWA Construction

Outlot Restaurant Area Updates

Community Area Map JPSTC Map Phase 1A

Project Labor Agreement City of Chicago: Multi-Project Labor Agreement

Pre-Submission Conference

The Project scope for Phase 2 includes construction of Tactical Village Structures which include a tactical multi-story mixed use building, a residential two flat and three flat block, a six story live fire burn tower, a multi-story mixed use live fire building, a technical rescue prop, an auto extrication area, a Haz-Mat transportation area, a rail prop area and a driver training course, and site development.

Procurement Details

View the Design-Build procurement details for Joint Public Safety Training Campus Phase 2 (Outdoor Scenario Structures) Click here

Contract Information

Design Architect DLR Group – PS1395 Contract

Design Builder  Berglund/Brown & Momen JV, LLC

Pay Applications

Outdoor Scenario Training Area Updates

Community Area Map JPSTC Map Phase 02

Project Labor Agreement City of Chicago: Multi-Project Labor Agreement

Pre-Submission Conference