The Tennessee Highway patrol announced today that it is accepting applications for the spring session of its Citizens' Trooper Academy. The academies will be held in Nashville and Memphis.
Their press release states: "The Citizens' Trooper Academy, which consists of approximately 24-30 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, special operations, homeland security and many other areas of the patrol."
The academy is available to those 21 and up who attend weekly three-hour sessions with no more than one absence, sign required waivers and agreements, and have no criminal history.
The first session for the Nashville class is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 11, 2013. Sessions will run from 6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. weekly. The Memphis class is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Sessions for this group will run from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. weekly.
The deadline for applications is Feb. 11, 2013, and they're available at www.tn.gov/safety/Spring2013App_and_CoverLetter.pdf
For more information, contact Sergeant Stan Hollandsworth at 615-251-6321, Trooper Chris Dye at 615-232-2901, or Shannon Hall at 615-251-5170.