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Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Fall Citizens' Trooper Academies in Nashville & Jackson

Friday, August 08, 2014 | 09:51am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 2014 fall class of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy. Classes will be held in both Nashville and Jackson. The upcoming session will mark the first academy held in Jackson.

The first session for the Nashville class is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Sessions will run from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. weekly. The Jackson class is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Sessions for this group will also run from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. weekly.

The 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, special operations, 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, the THP Facebook page, or you may request an application by emailing  Please be sure to indicate on your application whether you wish to attend the Nashville or Jackson sessions.

Deadline for registration is August 20, 2014.  Applications must be returned by that date for processing. 

For more information, call Sergeant Stan Hollandsworth at 615-251-6321, or Shannon Hall at 615-251-5170.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.

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