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 103||December 2, 2016|
|Class 104||February 24, 2017|
|Class 105||June 2, 2017|
|Class 106||July 28, 2017|
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.
DD214 can be used as proof for immunizations
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)
Please verify all information for accuracy
Payment is determined at registration. You may pay either online or on the day of the appointment.
This normally takes less than 5 minutes.
You will receive a signed receipt at the end of your fingerprinting session. This is your proof of fingerprinting.
Please submit a copy of your signed receipt with your academy application packet. Your receipt is the only proof of fingerprinting.
The individual fingerprint will be sent to a TN POST Commission and they will need to forward them to the academy.
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 103||December 14, 2016|
|Class 104||March 8, 2017|
|Class 105||June 14, 2017|
|Class 106||August 9, 2017|
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 Carol Powell at 423.585.6896 at least 6 – 8 weeks prior to the starting date.