CPFTA - Chicago Police and Firefighter Academy

Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy

Class at Police Academy Canceled Today (December 13, 2017)

Wed, 12/13/2017

Please note that class for today at the Police academy has been cancelled due to a fire in the building.

Application Open!

Wed, 02/01/2017

Attention Sophomores!  The CPFTA Application for 2017-2018 school year is now open!  Click here to learn more and apply today!

Attention Current Sophomores

Tue, 12/27/2016

Attention sophomore students and parents!  CPFTA is hosting a series of information sessions between Feburary 9th and April 26th - interested applicants are encouraged to attend!  For specific dates and locations please view the attached flyer.

Scholarship Opportunities

Tue, 12/13/2016

Attention Cadets - scholarship season is upon us!  Please take a look at the attached documents and remember additional scholarship opportunities are listed on Academic Works.

CPD New Officer Exam

Mon, 11/28/2016

CPFTA Graduates: CPD police officer examination and registration is NOW open. Also there is no application fee to apply.  The flyer is attached and cadets can apply by going to www.chicagopolice.org and click on the link for the test. 

Senior Night 2016

Wed, 10/19/2016

Attention All Senior Parents and Cadets! Join Us at the CPFTA Senior Parent Night 2016 Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:00-7:30 P.M. Benito Juarez High School 2150 S. Laflin Ave. (Ashland and Cermak, parking on Loomis)


Tue, 10/11/2016


CPFTA Scholarship

Mon, 05/02/2016

2016 & 2017 CPFTA graduates are eligible to receive FREE tuition at the City Colleges of Chicago!  To learn more visit the City Colleges of Chicago website here!

A Quick Note (Testimonial)

We just wanted to say how impressed we are with your efforts and sincerity. Tonight we attended our second CPFTA parents meeting. We see how well you have mentored Francesco, and we appreciate your help in raising him with honor, values, and discipline. As sure as we are of you and the program, attending these meetings and hearing you speak reassures us he is in good hands. We appreciate the opportunity to have him learn from you. Thank you for all you do, and for talking to the Cadets like we (parents) do, and treating them like we would, or at least like parents should. We appreciated that you pointed out they are going to college (not us), and that no one asked for a book. We had just nudged him to do both, and your timing was perfect. It truly does take a village. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help ensure the future of this great program, and you part in it.

It Is truly our honor to have had our son accepted in the CPFTA program, and to have watched him thrive as a result of your knowledge, and sincere dedication and effort. When you got him he was a nice boy, and you are giving him back to us as an ethical, responsible, and capable young man, with new and expanded insights to life. We are proud that you love having him in your program, and are grateful for such a compliment. We are very proud of him, credit all of you with helping us guide him to where he is today, and look forward with great anticipation to where he is going. We truly believe that if more kids were exposed to your program, in time, the world could be a much happier, safer, and better place. Please keep up the great work, and please know we salute you, the staff responsible for the success of the CPFTA program.

Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts.

Antonia Busano & Tony Caira (Class of 2014 Parents)