A plan to consolidate training facilities for the Chicago Fire Department and also Chicago Police Department right into one, 30-acre complicated in West Garfield Park has had actually vocal critics since it was announced in July 2017. The academy is intended to price $95 million -- i m sorry the city says it will partially pay for through the sale of other land, including current training infrastructure for an initial responders. The city said it expects building to begin in early 2020 and be perfect in 2021.

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1) over there are currently 6 police and also fire training framework in Chicago

The proposed share Public safety Training Academy would change these existing facilities in Chicago:

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1. Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy 558 W. De Koven St. (owned by the city) 2. Public education Building 1010 S. Clinton St. (owned by the city) 3. Fire Academy South 1338 S. Clinton St. (owned by the city)


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4. Police Academy 1300 W. Jackson Blvd. (owned by the city) 5. Safe Entry training homes 207-211 S. Throop St. (owned through the city)


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6. Former Near north High School 1450 N. Larrabee St. (leased site)


2) The new training center would it is in in one old railroad garden in West Garfield Park

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(Chicago facilities Trust)

The 30-acre website at 4301 W. Chicago Ave., was provided as a railroad yard from about 1900 with the late 1980s. It"s situated in one industrial and commercial area in West Garfield Park.

Plans call for a multistory building and also a single-story active training structure -- totaling as much as 600,000 square feet -- and also an out training space.

3) The facility would have actually three key components


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1. Key building

(Up come 500,000 square feet.)

A museum, open up to the public, classrooms, labs and an auditorium and simulators, drill areas and gymnasium.


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2. Energetic training building

(Up come 100,000 square feet)

Pool because that scuba certification, and water training, huge open locations for different varieties of training, shooting range.


3. The end area

Driver cultivate track and also practice intersections. Out training area v CTA and school buses. Residential and commercial fire maintain facilities.


4) City officials justify the facility in wake up of murder of Laquan McDonald, Justice department report and also consent decree

In January 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice authorize a scathing 164-page report -- the product of an ext than a yearlong examination -- finish the city"s police police officers are poorly trained and quick to turn to excessive and also even deadly force, many often against blacks and Latino residents, without encountering consequences.

The probe was triggered by the November 2015 release of a police dashcam video showing African-American teen Laquan McDonald gift shot 16 time in 2014 by Jason van Dyke, a white police officer who was found guilty in his slaying and also sentenced come 81 months in prison.

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U.S. Attorney basic Loretta Lynch discusses the investigation of the Chicago police department by the department of Justice at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse top top Jan. 13, 2017. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune)

Several month later, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announces to plan to build the joint training facility -- to be called Paul R. Bauer Academy after ~ the police commander who was killed in the heat of duty -- would proceed. The Chicago Police Department has actually said it will expand training come 40 hrs a year because that every officer top top its force beginning in 2021.

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mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson ar questions after welcome this year"s eighth course of Chicago Police department recruits on Aug. 15, 2017, at the Chicago Police Training division on the West Side. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune)

5) The proposal has been controversial indigenous the beginning

Opponents -- including Chance the Rapper, neighborhood groups and 35th Ward Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa -- speak the $95 million necessary to construct the facility should rather go to schools, mental health and wellness centers and also after-school and also job-training programs.

Ramirez-Rosa and also South side Ald. David Moore, 17th, delayed a poll on funding the basic in might 2018, to attract attention to opponents" calls the the city spend the money elsewhere.

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Protesters gathered exterior as the council poll to provide the project Wednesday.