New police training academy to open this fall in Metro East

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (WJPF) — A new police training academy will welcome it's inaugural class this fall.  On Monday, Governor JB Pritzker announced the...

August 17, 2022
12:28 AM

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (WJPF) — A new police training academy will welcome it's inaugural class this fall.  On Monday, Governor JB Pritzker announced the new law enforcement-focused campus in Belleville, a partnership with the city of Belleville, Southwestern Illinois College, the Illinois State Police, and Southern Illinois University. Gov. JB Pritzker (D) 'Thanks to a grant from Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Southwestern Illinois Justice & Workforce Development Campus will mold our passionate students into law enforcement professionals — from police officers to lawyers to forensic scientists,' said Governor JB Pritzker.

Robert Thies