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More than 100 new officers graduate from TLETA on March 28

Officers will serve Tennessee communities,
state agencies following graduation

NASHVILLE – Over 100 newly certified officers graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

“The cadets of Class 1859 have demonstrated they have the commitment it takes to serve their fellow Tennesseans,” said TLETA Director Brian Grisham. “In addition to completing their TLETA training, they organized a food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and donated 52 pints of blood during a blood drive with the American Red Cross. I commend Class 1859 for their dedication and wish them the best as they return to their communities and serve the Volunteer State.”

Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder will be the guest speaker for the graduation.

TLETA’s Basic Police School course provides technical and tactical expertise in addition to the ethical and professional standards needed to be a successful law enforcement officer. The newly certified officers who will graduate Thursday will join thousands of law enforcement officers who have studied at TLETA during its more than 50-year existence.

Graduates of Basic Police School Class 1859 will serve the following police departments (PD), sheriffs’ offices (SO), and state agencies:

Bartlett (PD), Bedford County (SO), Bledsoe County (SO), Bolivar (PD), Cannon County (SO), Chester County (SO), Clarksville (PD), Columbia (PD), Cookeville (PD), Crossville (PD), Decatur County (SO), Dickson County (SO), Dickson (PD), Dyer County (SO), Gallatin (PD), Germantown (PD), Giles County (SO), Hardeman County (SO), Henderson County (SO), Hendersonville (PD), Huntingdon (PD), La Vergne (PD), Lawrenceburg (PD), Lenoir City (PD), Livingston (PD), Macon County (SO), McKenzie (PD), Moore County (SO), Mount Pleasant (PD), Munford (PD), Murfreesboro (PD), Robertson County (SO), Rutherford County (SO), Smith County (SO), Smyrna (PD), Sumner County (SO), Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tullahoma (PD), the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (PD), Weakley County (SO), Westmoreland (PD), Wilson County (SO).

The next Basic Police School class begins March 31, 2019.

For more information about the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, visit

Published April 2, 2019

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