Police Training Institute

Police Training Institute

Veteran rookies start UI police jobs

URBANA — The University of Illinois Police Department's two newest officers both bring military experience with them as they begin their daily patrols on campus.

Before joining the UI police force, Villa Grove native Chris Elston spent six years in the Navy, much of it in Norfolk, Va., where he sometimes worked with the real NCIS — Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

'Comeback class' graduates from PTI

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois Police Training Institute is sending 41 recruits from what its director calls its "comeback class" out into the world Thursday.

"Things are looking good for us," said Mike Schlosser, head of the institute that was teetering on the edge of extinction not long ago.

PTI 'open for business again'

CHAMPAIGN — After a five-month layoff, police recruits are back in the classroom at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute.

More than 40 recruits from across the state started classes last week in the 12-week basic law-enforcement program, which is offered four times a year.

Agreement signed to give PTI new life

CHAMPAIGN — Six months after its anticipated closure, the University of Illinois Police Training Institute has been given new life on campus as a police academy that also will be involved in criminal justice research.

Police Training Institute at UI saved

CHAMPAIGN — An agreement has been reached to keep open the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board is expected to announce on Monday that it has signed an intergovernmental agreement with the university, The News-Gazette has learned.

UI, state working on keeping PTI open

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois and the state board that oversees police academies in the state are working toward an agreement that would keep the Police Training Institute open.

PTI may get another reprieve

URBANA — The Police Training Institute, which earlier this month was given a closing date of June 30, may have bought some more time.

UI Police Training Institute could face June 30 closing

URBANA — A closing date of June 30 has been set for the University of Illinois Police Training Institute, pending approval from UI trustees.

Prussing to present resolution backing PTI

URBANA — Mayor Laurel Prussing has not been shy about verbalizing her disapproval of a state board's actions that encouraged the closure of the University of Illinois' Police Training Institute, and she hopes the city council will formalize its support for the institute when it meets this week.

Trustees to vote on PTI closure in May

CHAMPAIGN — After well over a year of uncertainty, University of Illinois officials have decided to shutter the Police Training Institute, pending approval from the UI Board of Trustees.

A plan to close the institute is expected to be sent to trustees for a vote at their next regularly scheduled board meeting, on May 31 in Chicago.