Newly Certified Law Enforcement Officers Graduate July 31 from TLETA

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 10:20am

NASHVILLE – Over 90 newly certified officers will graduate at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31 from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) at 3025 Lebanon Pike in Donelson. Madison County Sheriff John R. Mehr will deliver the commencement address.

Basic Police School Class 1765’s graduation marks the conclusion of the 10-week Basic Police School course which provides technical and tactical expertise as well as the ethical and professional standards of law enforcement necessary for success. This is the third of five Basic Police Schools offered by TLETA this year. The course began May 24.  

“Serving as a law enforcement officer is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers someone can choose,” said 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 1765 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 1765’s members will serve a variety of law-enforcement agencies including police departments (PD), sheriffs’ offices (SO) and others. Agencies include: 

Bedford County SO, Carter County SO, Clarksville PD, Cleveland PD, Clinton PD, Collierville PD, Columbia PD, Cookeville PD, Cumberland County SO, Dickson County SO, Dickson PD, East Ridge PD, Erin PD, Gainesboro PD, Germantown PD,  Giles County SO, Goodlettsville PD, Grundy County SO, Hamilton County SO, Jackson PD, Lawrence County SO, Madison County SO, Maury County SO, McMinnville PD,  Metro Knoxville Airport Authority, Milan PD, Middle Tennessee State University, Overton County SO, Rhea County SO, Robertson County SO, Savannah PD, Sequatchie County SO, Signal Mountain PD, Smyrna PD, Springfield PD, Stewart County SO, Tipton County SO, Tennessee Department of Correction, Union City PD, Van Buren County SO, Vanderbilt University PD, Warren County SO, White House PD, and Williamson County SO. 

Classes for the next Basic Police School begin Aug. 2 and conclude Oct. 9.