Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will hold its first-ever youth and junior trooper academies for the public this summer in Nashville.
The agency’s youth academy is for students in grades 9-12 and is an overnight camp that will be held from June 23rd-27th. The junior trooper school is a day camp for middle school students in grades 6-8 and will take place July 15th-18th.The program will be held at the THP Training Center and is designed to educate youth who may have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Youth and junior cadets will be taught trooper values, specifically, respect, discipline and integrity, and will enjoy recreational activities that include team building exercises, physical fitness and training.
“This is a program that we’ve wanted to implement for a long time. It allows us the opportunity to give back to our community, have fun, and perhaps, prepare future leaders in law enforcement,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.
All cadets will be involved in a community service project for Second Harvest Food Bank and will collect toiletries for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.
Applications are available on the department website at www.tn.gov/safety and should be submitted via e-mail to . All applications must be received by May 1st, 2014 for consideration.
Acceptance letters will be mailed on June 1st, 2014.
About the Tennessee Department of Safety
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently.