Police Training Institute
Founded in 1955, the Police Training Institute is the only state-funded police training institute in Illinois. Chartered to standardize training of the state's police forces, the Institute replaced the time-honored tradition of training new recruits on-the-job. The Institute provides a 12-week 480-hour training program 8 times a year, training 4,000 recruits each year. 
Through its nearly 50 year tenure, the Institute has inhabited several buildings, including the third floor of Illini Hall in 1978.  Today, it is spread across three main campuses: the Administration and Training Center, the Experiential Training Center, and the Willard Aviation Training Center. The Administration and Training Center is housed in the former Granada Club House, a 1920-era  men's student housing building  that was a hub of social activity.  Counted among its alums are Hugh Heffner, Alex Agase, and Allan Sherman,  who wrote the song "Hello , Mudder; hello, Fadder, here I am at Camp Granada" based on his experiences there. The University purchased the building in 1988 and the building was rededicated as the Police Training Institute on July 2, 1990. 
The Experiential Training Center is a 7-acre training site, complete with "five-story tower with climbing wall, rappel sites, and a zip line [along with] 12 ground based teambuilding and problem solving initiatives as well as a complete high ropes center". 
The Willard Aviation Training Center contains a mock urban street environment allowing officers to train on real-life dispatch calls, as well as practice such skills as "approach/deployment, entry and search, and accident investigation".