Chicago Police and Firefighters Training Academy (CPFTA)
The Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) program provides training for students interested in careers in public safety, law enforcement, criminal justice, and fire science. The 2-year program was developed jointly by the Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE), the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), and the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). The program recruits and trains up to 250 public and non-public high school students each year. The program's website is: www.cpfta.com Interested Taft students and/or parents should contact Mr. Ryan Glowacz via the staff page at right.