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The Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy offers a one-of-a-kind cooperative approach to emergency preparedness and response. On a 20-acre Campus in Glenview, Illinois, NIPSTA delivers programs and services that address the public safety needs and professional standards of both local government and private industry.

NIPSTA relies on support and participation from public and private sector members to fulfill its Mission Statement.

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Membership provides public and private sector organizations with representation on the NIPSTA Board of Directors. In addition, members have access to state-of-the-art facilities and specialized services - all in a training environment that is unlike any other in the region. The annual membership dues represent an investment in a regional organization that is dedicated to ensuring emergency preparedness and response.

There are two categories of NIPSTA membership:

Voting Member

Every municipality and fire protection district within the Chicago metropolitan area that provides life safety and protective services is eligible to be a "Voting Member" of the NIPSTA Board of Directors.

Participation shall be contingent upon the completion of a NIPSTA Voting Membership Application,  the adoption of a Resolution Authorizing NIPSTA Membership, the execution of the NIPSTA Intergovernmental Agreement, Contract and Bylaws, and the payment of annual membership dues. New members are admitted upon the recommendation of  the NIPSTA Executive Committee and approval by the NIPSTA Board of Directors. 

Membership dues are assessed based upon the number of authorized sworn public safety personnel in the municipality or fire protection district. All  employees, including non-sworn  personnel, are eligible to receive the benefits of membership. The annual membership fee is assessed at a rate of $229 per authorized sworn public safety officer.

A municipality may join with only one public safety department and shall be assessed dues based only upon the total number of authorized sworn personnel in that department. The benefits of NIPSTA membership shall apply only to employees in the participating department. The annual membership fee is assessed at a rate of $229 per authorized sworn public safety officer.

Public Works Department

EmployeesFeeDiscount
0-50 Employees
$3,000
25% discount if PD or FD are NIPSTA Members
51-100 Employees
$4,000
Or
100 + Employees
$5,000
50% discount if PD and FD are NIPSTA Members


Affiliate Member

An "Affiliate Member" of NIPSTA may include any other governmental entity, school district, park district, joint action agency, non-profit  organization, public utility, private business, or educational  institution.  Affiliate Members are non-voting members of the NIPSTA  Board of Directors.

Affiliate Members must be agencies or organizations with boundaries or service  areas that are generally consistent with those of the existing NIPSTA membership. Participation shall be contingent upon the completion of a NIPSTA Affiliate Membership Application and the payment of annual membership dues. New members are admitted upon the recommendation of the NIPSTA Executive Committee and approval by the NIPSTA Board of Directors.

The benefits of NIPSTA membership shall apply to all employees. Affiliate Member dues are assessed at the following rates:                    

Agency Type
Affiliate Membership Fee
County Government Agency
$229 per sworn public safety officer
State Government Agency
$229 per sworn public safety officer
Federal Government Agency
$229 per sworn public safety officer


Intergovernmental Organizations comprised of sworn public safety officers                                                                                              

Percentage of Intergovernmental Organization Participants that are NIPSTA Members
Affiliate Membership Fee
Less than 1%
$5,000
1% - 25%
$4,000
26% - 50%
$3,000
51% - 75%
$2,000
76% - 99%
$1,000
100%
$0


Park Districts, School Districts, Educational Institutions, and Non-Profit Organizations that do not include sworn public safety officers                               

Employees
Affiliate Membership Fee
0 - 50 employees:
$3,000
51 - 100 employees:
$4,000
101 or more employees:
$5,000


Corporate Entities:

Employees
Affiliate Membership Fee
0 - 50 employees:
$3,500
51 - 100 employees:
$4,500
101 or more employees:
$5,500