Materials List

Materials Required for RLETA

Below is a list of items, which you must personally acquire before the beginning of the Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Dress and Appearance

Students will be issued three academy shirts. Students must wear the issued academy shirts, dark blue pants, white socks, and black shoes while in training. (Students may purchase additional academy shirts).

Students are required to maintain a neat appearance with reference to hair length and facial hair. No facial hair will be permitted.

  • A minimum of 2 pair of navy blue washable pants (no jeans) must be provided by the student. These are BDU style pants with cargo pockets.
  • Gray sweat pants and gray sweat top.
  • On the back of the sweat top, centered at shoulder height, print your last name followed by your first initial in 2" black, block letters
  • Five white, crew neck T-shirts must be provided with your name on the back as described above for physical training.
  • Gray shorts, for use while in physical training.
  • Black belt to be worn at all times while wearing the blue academy uniform and to be worn under the duty harness.
  • White socks (5 pair), free of any colored rings at the top.
  • Running shoes (Does not matter what color or brand)
  • Black duty boots or duty shoes must be provided. They must be solid black and be able to be shined.
  • Rain gear / suit
  • Groin Protection (Athletic supporter and protective cup for men and women)

Academy shirts and hats will be provided by the Academy.


Firearms and Gear

Each non-departmental student will be provided a firearm to use during the academy. Ammunition is furnished by the academy. Twelve-gauge shotguns will be furnished by the academy. (Absolutely no Ammunition is to be brought to the Academy.)

  • Those students who are with an agency should bring their issued shotgun weeks five or six.
  • Expandable straight baton and holder
  • Body Armor/Bullet Proof Vest (we will provide body armor for the students that do not own one.)
  • Safety glasses (clear)
  • Hearing protection (electronic ear muff style) for shooting and a gun cleaning kit.
  • Handcuffs case


Other Materials

Each student is to furnish certain items of clothing and other materials for their personal use during the academy.

  • Fitted sheet and flat sheet, (twin size), one pillow with pillowcase, all white in color.
  • A twin size, solid dark blue blanket (no print) to use for a bedspread
  • White towels, 2 each.
  • Toiletry items as needed.
  • Laundry bag, coat hangers
  • Band-Aids and Neosporin
  • Mouth piece
  • Water bottle
  • Alarm clock or clock radio
  • Extension cord, 8', white, UL tested, new.
  • Flashlight
  • Steno or legal pad for taking notes.

No food of any type or cooking utensils are permitted.



Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

Niswonger Campus
221 N. College Street
Greeneville, TN 37745

Office: 423.798.7950
Fax: 423.798.7959