Updated 1/1/21


The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will be accepting applications for cadet class 2021 from January 6th, through February 2nd.
The trooper cadet class starts on June 27 and during the 16-week academy, the training division will challenge and prepare for the real-life scenarios a person will experience as a trooper.
Depending on the amount of interest shown during the application process, a lateral class will be offered at the same time.  Applicants who are currently employed in a full-time law enforcement position and Tennessee POST certified could qualify for a potential lateral class.
This is dependent on the number of eligible applicants but would allow for a 10-week academy with graduation the first week of September 2021.
THP is a multi-faceted, full-service, statewide law enforcement agency with numerous divisions. Daily services performed by a Tennessee state trooper include:  Assisting the public, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, traffic enforcement, motorcycle traffic patrol, crash investigation, crash reconstruction, criminal interdiction, criminal investigations, identity crimes investigations, special operations, and tactical duties, K-9 handling, diving, aviation, executive protective services,  and bomb squad.