TBI Criminal Justice Forensic Academy (College Students Only)

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The Tennessee Bureau Investigation (TBI) Criminal Justice Forensic Academy, which is administered by the TBI Training and TBI Forensic Services Divisions, is a valuable learning experience for college and university students interested in criminal investigations and/or forensic science. Selected applicants will gain invaluable learning experience in both disciplines that will allow them to correlate their classroom studies with career related experiences from the Academy.

TBI Criminal Justice Forensic Academy will be held at the Tennessee Fire Services and Codes Enforcement Academy (TFACA) located at 2161 Unionville Deason Rd, Bell Buckle, TN 37020. This Academy is residential and selected candidates will be required to stay full time at TFACA. Lodging and meals will be provided.

2024 Timetable

Academy DatesJune 3-7, 2024
Application Period: March 1st - April 26th, 2024 
Selection Notifications: May 3rd, 2024
Academy Orientation: June 3rd, 2024
Academy Ends: June 7th, 2024

Qualifications & Eligibility Requirements

·   Must be enrolled in college/university as a sophomore, junior or senior status in their college/university coursework.

·   Candidates must submit a full academic transcript.

·   One letter of recommendation from a college or university faculty member.

·   One maximum 500-word essay on why the applicant wants to attend the Criminal Justice Forensic Academy and how the Academy fits in their overall career plans.

·   If selected, be prepared to successfully pass a routine background check.

·   If selected, be prepared to participate in physical fitness activities the mornings of June 3-June 7, 2024.