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THP Summer Academy

As part of the Tennessee Highway Patrol's community service initiative, each summer the THP hosts a free trooper academy for boys and girls. The program is held at the THP Training Center and is designed to educate youth who may have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Cadets will be taught trooper values, specifically, respect, discipline, and integrity. The cadets will also enjoy recreational activities that include team building exercises, physical fitness, and training. The junior cadets will be involved in community service projects the week of their camp.

Junior Trooper Academy

This academy is for students in grades 6 - 8 and is a day camp. Transportation will be provided from and to Cookeville and Lawrenceburg.

Youth Academy

This overnight academy is open to students in grades 9-12. 


"This is a program designed for kids who may have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement. We teach them about every aspect of being a Tennessee state trooper. It's challenging, but we also have some fun along the way."

— Colonel Tracy Trott


Register for the THP Summer Academy

A parent or guardian can submit a registration application by clicking the link below. Youth Academy participants are required to submit an essay why they wish to participate and one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, local sheriff, police chief, etc.

2018 Summer Academy Dates

Junior Academy (Grades 6-8): June 25-29
Youth Academy (Grades 9-12): July 8-13

Application Deadline: May 15
Notification of Acceptance Date: May 20

Registration Application & Terms of Use: ***We are no longer accepting applications***


Lt. Sarah Lund
Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center
283 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37214