THP to accept applications for new trooper cadet class
|By The Lebanon Democrat, Tenn.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Applications will be accepted online only through Tuesday.
All applicants must apply online through the
Individuals interested in applying for the position of state trooper must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Two years of college or military or previous law enforcement experience is preferred. Applicants with felony convictions will not be considered.
Following the passage of the Tennessee Excellence, Accountability and Management Act, the hiring method for becoming a state trooper has been revised to incorporate an interview process that tests the applicant's knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies. As a result, selected applicants will be required to successfully pass the physical agility test prior to being admitted for an interview. THP anticipates the agility test and interview appointments to begin
If hired, individuals must have a valid
There are currently 884 authorized commissioned officer positions within the THP. Trooper recruits will be assigned to vacant positions across the state upon graduation. The starting salary for a cadet during training is
For additional information on becoming a
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