|NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the fall session of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy. The first session is scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 10. Sessions will run from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. weekly.
The 10-week academy, which consists of approximately 30 hours of training, is designed to develop a better understanding and awareness of the Tennessee Highway Patrol as well as its parent agency, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in the community through a hands-on approach. Topics covered include investigations, patrol, homeland security and many other areas of the patrol.
Participants must be at least 21 years old, available to attend weekly three-hour sessions with no more than one absence, sign required waivers and agreements and have no criminal history.
Applications are available on the departmental website at www.tn.gov/safety or you may request an application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for registration is Aug. 10. Applications must be returned by that date for processing.
The fall application accompanies this release.
For more information, call Sgt. Stan Hollandsworth at 615-251-5173, Trooper Chris Dye at 615-232-2901, or Shannon Hall at 615-251-5170.