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Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Youth and Junior Trooper Academy

Teens Get an Opportunity to be a THP Cadet
Monday, March 18, 2019 | 12:15pm

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is excited to offer youths who have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement the opportunity to attend THP’s Youth and Junior Academy this summer!

The Junior Academy, designed for middle school students grades 5-8 will take place June 24-28. The Youth Academy, designed for high school students grades 9-12 will take place July 7-12. Cadets will be provided educational and recreational experiences that involve respect, discipline, integrity, team building, physical fitness and much more.

In addition, cadets will be involved in a community service project supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Nashville Rescue Mission. This will encompass a canned food drive where collected donations will directly support food banks in the cadets’ communities. Food donations can be dropped off at any one of our eight district headquarter locations.

Both academies are being held at the THP Training Center located at 283 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville, Tennessee. The Youth Academy only will be in-residence, overnight stay at the Training Center.

The THP will provide transportation for the Junior Academy cadets in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Dickson. Academy instructors will contact cadets in those areas to arrange transportation.

Applications are being accepted now. To apply, please visit or visit your local THP District Headquarters. The deadline to apply is May 15 at 4:30 p.m. Acceptance letters will be mailed by May 20.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s mission is to serve, secure and protect the people of Tennessee.