Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Trooper Academy

Monday, March 20, 2017 | 1:02pm

Spring Session Begins April 18, 2017

KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is accepting applications for the 2017 Spring Citizens’ Trooper Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Classes start April 18 at The McGhee Tyson Airport in Alcoa, Tennessee.  Sessions run from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. weekly.

The academy, which consists of approximately 30 hours of training, runs 10 weeks.  It is designed to give citizens a better understanding and awareness of THP and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.  Citizens receive hands-on instruction and training from state troopers and other department personnel.  Topics covered include: investigations, special operations, homeland security, and many other areas of the patrol, as well as driver license and handgun permit issuance.

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 at www.TN.Gov/assets/entities/safety/attachments/CTA_Knoxville_2017_Application.pdf or may be requested by sending an email to email.safety@tn.gov.

The deadline to register is March 31st, 2017.  Applications must be returned by that date for processing.

For more information, contact Sergeant Bill Fitzgerald at (615) 743-3907 or Jim Evans at (865)


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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