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Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Trooper Academy

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the fall session of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy. The first session is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10th, 2012. Sessions will run from 6:00pm until 9:00pm weekly.

The 10-week academy, which consists of approximately 30 hours of training, is designed to develop a better understanding and awareness of the Tennessee Highway Patrol as well as its parent agency, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in the community through a hands-on approach. Topics covered include investigations, patrol, homeland security and many other areas of the patrol.

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 on the departmental website at www.tn.gov/safety or you may request an application by emailing

Deadline for registration is August 10th, 2012. Applications must be returned by that date for processing.

The fall application accompanies this release.

For more information, call Sergeant Stan Hollandsworth at 615.251.5173, Trooper Chris Dye at 615.232.2901, or Shannon Hall at 615.251.5170.

About the Tennessee Department of Safety

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s mission is (www.tennessee.gov/safety) to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public.  The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.


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