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Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy

Basic Police School

Orientation -- Attendance is mandatory!

  • Dec. 12, 2014 (for school starting Jan. 4, 2015)
  • Mar. 6 (for school starting Mar. 15)
  • May 15 (for school starting May 24)
  • Jul. 24 (for school starting Aug. 2)
  • Oct. 2 (for school starting Oct. 11)



  • Jan. 4 - Mar. 13, 2015
  • Mar. 15 - May 22, 2015
  • May 24 - Jul. 31, 2015
  • Aug. 2 - Oct. 9, 2015
  • Oct. 11 - Dec. 18, 2105


Start/End Time(s)


All orientation days begin at 1:00 p.m.



Students should arrive on the first Sunday of school by 4:00 p.m.



Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy
3025 Lebanon Pike

Nashville, TN  37214



TLETA Instructors

Adjunct Faculty


The Basic Police School is the mainstay of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. Our mission is to produce a physically fit, highly motivated, basically trained police office thoroughly indoctrinated in the ethics and professional standards of the law enforcement profession. The officer will have a degree of both technical and tactical proficiency to function on the streets as well as in the criminal and civil courts of our state.



State Officers - $3,000
County & Local Officers - $2,500
Criminal Justice Majors - $7,500
Private & Out-of-State Agencies - $600 per week / $6,000 Basic Police School



425 hours



Applicants must be employed as a full time (twenty hours or more a week) law enforcement officer.


Be a senior in college, majoring in criminal law or criminal justice. A recommendation by your counselor is required.


  • Uniform to be worn during class hours. If no uniform is available, officer must wear shirt, tie and slacks. Female officers, who do not have a uniform, will wear slacks. Casual clothes may be worn after class hours. The uniform or a dress suit must be worn for the class picture and during graduation ceremony.
  • Gym clothes and shoes are needed for physical training. Gym clothes must include five (5) white tee shirts, one (1) gray sweat suit and five (5) gray pairs of shorts.
  • Personal supplies (towels and bed linens) are furnished.


To Register

Please fill out all forms and mail to:


Janine Breeden

3025 Lebanon Pike

Nashville, TN 37214


Application for Law Enforcement Officer Certification

Basic Police School Application

Confirmation of Medical Examination

Confirmation of Psychological Evaluation


Other items that will need to be included in the packet are:


  • Original Confidential Psychological Evaluation
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of High School Diploma/GED Certificate
  • Copies of all Military DD-214s, DD-215s, and DD-873s (if applicable)


Other Notes


For additional information on TLETA programs, please contact us at (615) 741-4448 or email us at: