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Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy


Orientation -- Attendance is mandatory!

May 9, 2014



May 18 - July 25, 2014


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.



Bethel College

325 Cherry Avenue

McKenzie, TN 38201



TLETA Instructors

Various Guest Instructors



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 form and return to Kim Moss at:


3025 Lebanon Pike

Nashville, TN 37214


Or fax to 615.741.3366


Fill-in Form

Printable Form


Other Notes


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