Newly Certified Law Enforcement Officers Will Graduate TLETA Police Academy on May 22

Monday, May 18, 2015 | 10:00am

NASHVILLE – Nearly 80 newly certified officers will graduate at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22 from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) at 3025 Lebanon Pike in Donelson.

The graduation for Basic Police School Class 1750 marks the conclusion of the 10-week Basic Police School course which is designed to provide technical and tactical expertise as well as the ethical and professional standards of law enforcement necessary for success. This is the second of five Basic Police Schools offered by TLETA every year. This session lasted from Mar. 15-May 22.  

“Being a law enforcement officer is one of the most challenging and most rewarding careers someone can choose,” TLETA Director Brian Grisham. “TLETA gives its graduates the training needed to make good choices in the midst of high-pressure situations. I congratulate the students of Basic Police School Class 1750 for their commitment, dedication and accomplishments.”

Upon completion of their classwork and graduation, the newly certified officers will join the ranks of thousands of law enforcement officers across Tennessee who studied at TLETA and went on to be commissioned by state and local law-enforcement agencies. In the past five years, TLETA has graduated more than 1,800 basic police students. Every year, TLETA trains between 2,000 and 5,000 specialized course students.

Basic Police School Class 1750’s members will serve a variety of law enforcement agencies including the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee State Parks, the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the following police departments (PD) and sheriffs’ offices (SO):

Bartlett PD, Bedford County SO, Brentwood PD, Carter County SO, Centerville PD, Collierville PD, Columbia PD, Crockett County SO, Dickson County SO, Fentress County SO, Franklin PD, Gallatin PD, Hamilton County SO, Hendersonville PD, Humboldt PD, Johnson County SO, Lauderdale County SO, La Vergne PD, Lexington PD, Macon County SO, Maury County SO, McMinnville PD, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Middle Tennessee State University PD, Millington PD, Murfreesboro PD, Newbern PD, Putnam County SO, Savannah PD, Smyrna PD, South Fulton PD, Sullivan County PD, Trousdale County SO, Unicoi County SO, Vanderbilt University PD, Warren County SO, White County SO, and Williamson County SO.