TBI Citizens' Academy


Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Citizens' Academy!  

Applications will be accepted April 1, 2024, through May 31, 2024 for the 2024 Citizens' Academy in Nashville.

The 2024 Citizens' Academy will be held at TBI Headquarters, 901 R.S. Gass Blvd, Nashville, TN, 37216, on the following Tuesdays: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024.  The class will be held from approximately 6-10 p.m. every week.  There will also be a class held one Saturday during the class at the Range.

The TBI Citizens' Academy was designed to develop a better understanding and awareness in the community of the TBI through a hands-on approach.

This experience offers local citizens a peek at the TBI's work, ranging from its investigations of homicides, crime scenes, and cybercrime, to the Fusion Center with tracking terrorism information and criminal activity related to Tennessee.

Citizens applying for the academy must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for selection:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must not have a criminal history other than minor traffic violations
  • Must attend four Tuesday night, three-hour sessions, plus one three-hour session on a Saturday for firearms training. In order to graduate from the academy only one session can be missed, with advance notice.
  • Must sign all required documents and waivers