Important note: To be considered for admission to the academy, candidates must comply with all guidelines and requirements set forth below. There are no exceptions. Non-law enforcement candidates must be 20 years old at the time of entering the academy.
|Class 99||December 31, 2015|
|Class 100||March 1, 2016|
|Class 101||June 3, 2016|
|Class 102||August 1, 2016|
Please mail your complete application together. A complete application includes all items that are listed below under Complete Application Checklist.
Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
Please Note: Upon completion of the application packet you may receive a letter of acceptance, however this only indicates being accepted to Walters State Community College. You will receive a call to set up an interview with the Regional Law Enforcement Academy Faculty and Staff approximately one week prior to the interview dates.
Complete Application includes all of the following applicable documents:
Students previously but not currently enrolled must submit a Readmission application.
filled out and signed
Psychological Examination by a Tennessee Licenses Psychologist
Medical Examination* in the current year by a Tennessee Licensed Physician (good for 1 year)
*Note: Each student must arrange and pay for his/her own physical and psychological examination prior to the application deadline unless he/she is representing a department. Both of these examinations must be administered by a Tennessee licensed professional. The medical exams is valid for one year. Arrangements may be made through the Walters State Division of Public Safety office for completing the psychological examination if the student desires to do so. For further information, call 423-585-2671.
Official High School Transcript in Sealed Envelope
"Official" means that it must be sent directly from the school attended to Walters State in a sealed envelope. The transcript request form in the college application packet may be used to assist you in this process.
According to the rules of the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission, Rule # 1110-2-03 (1) (C), one of the pre-employment requirements is that the person must be a high school graduate or possess equivalent. No waivers will be granted for minimum education requirements. Therefore, we will not register anyone for the Basic Law Enforcement Officer until we have proof of the GED, or regular high school diploma, or college diploma on file.
(all colleges attended if applicable)
You can submit a background check by mail, fax, or online. Please choose your option below:
All non-law enforcement candidates (those not sponsored by a Law Enforcement agency) may be placed on a waiting list if the class is full.
All non-law enforcement candidates will be called for an interview a week prior to the following dates:
|Class 99||January 6, 2016|
|Class 100||March 16, 2016|
|Class 101||June 15, 2016|
|Class 102||August 16, 2016|
Questions about the application process or documents Contact
Division Secretary at 423-585-2671 or Academy Secretary at 423-798-7950
Students attending the Basic Law Enforcement Officer Education and applying for G.I. bill benefits, will need to contact Linda Mason at 423-585-6809 at least 6 – 8 weeks prior to the starting date.