The Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) is an intergovernmental agency comprised of municipalities, fire protection districts and other organizations located in the Chicago metropolitan area that have combined energies and resources to create a regional, state-of-the-art safety training facility.
NIPSTA is designed to meet the needs of its Members by providing ongoing training of fire, police, public works and other public safety personnel.
Located in Glenview, Illinois, NIPSTA was made possible following the 1993 announcement of the closure of the 1,100 acre Glenview Naval Air Station. The former federal parcel was conveys to the Village of Glenview and has since been dedicated for commercial, recreational and residential use as The Glen Redevelopment Project.
A significant amount of planning and research was performed during an exhaustive NIPSTA Feasibility study, which was supported by 26 units of local government I Cook County and Lake County. The results of the Study are contained in a 250-page Master Plan that includes the design of the 20-acre training campus. An accompanying Business Plan prescribes the means by which the Academy provides high quality, cost-efficient training and educational programs to public safety personnel.