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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 18 years old at the time of entering the academy.

All non-departmental application materials must be received by the due dates listed below:
Class 127 December 2, 2022
Class 128 February 3, 2023
Class 129 June 2, 2023
Class 130 July 28, 2023

Academy Application Submission
Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

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.

Submit Complete Application to:

WSCC Niswonger Campus
Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
221 N. College St.
Greeneville, TN 37745

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 Training Academy Faculty and Staff approximately one week prior to the interview dates.

Complete Application Checklist
Required Application Forms and Documents

Complete Application includes all of the following applicable documents:

WSCC Application

  • Please print and submit with packet
  • On the WSCC Application be sure to list your major as BLEO or PSLE if seeking a degree.

Students previously but not currently enrolled must submit a Readmission application.

Immunization Enrollment Requirements

DD214 can be used as proof for immunizations

Confirmation of Psychological Evaluation

Psychological Examination by a Tennessee Licenses Psychologist
Valid for 6 Months

Confirmation of Medical Evaluation

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 six months.

Copy of Official Birth Certificate, issued from state of birth

Copy of Driver's License

Transcript Request Form

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.

Copy of high school diploma, GED, & college diploma as applicable.

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.

Official College Transcript in sealed envelope

(all colleges attended if applicable)

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Follow the instructions listed here: IdentoGO Instructions

Copies of all Military Documents (if applicable)

  • DD-214s
  • DD-215s
  • DD-873s

Non-Law Enforcement Applicants

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:

Interview Dates for 2023
Class 127 TBD
Class 128 TBD
Class 129 TBD
Class 130 TBD


Questions about the application process or documents Contact:

Division Secretary


Academy Secretary

Students attending the Basic Law Enforcement Officer Education and applying for G.I. bill benefits, will need to contact Terry Harris at 423.585.6896 at least 6 8 weeks prior to the starting date.

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