Over 90 Newly Certified Officers Graduate September 29 from TLETA

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 9:20am

NASHVILLE –  Over 90 newly certified law enforcement officers will graduate from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) at 11 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 during a ceremony to be held at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church (3475 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, Tenn.).

“These graduates have chosen a challenging yet rewarding career in which they will protect the communities where we live and work,” said TLETA Director Brian Grisham. “TLETA strives to prepare and equip its students to excel in any police department or sheriff’s office in the state. I commend the students of Basic Police School Class 1825 for their commitment, dedication, and accomplishments.”

TLETA’s Basic Police School course provides technical and tactical expertise in addition to the ethical and professional standards of law enforcement necessary for success. The newly certified officers will join thousands of law enforcement officers who have studied at TLETA. As Tennessee’s premier law enforcement training facility, TLETA has trained over 19,000 cadets during Basic Police School classes and over 53,000 students during its more than 1,700 specialized schools.

Graduates of Basic Police School Class 1825 will serve the following police departments (PD), sheriffs’ offices (SO), and state agencies:

Bedford Co. SO, Brentwood PD, Brownsville PD,  Cheatham Co. SO, Clarksville PD, Clinton PD, Coffee Co. SO, Columbia PD, Cookeville PD, Cumberland Co. SO, Dickson PD, Dyersburg PD, Erin PD, Fairview PD, Giles Co. SO, Greenfield PD, Grundy Co. SO, Hamblen Co. SO, Hamilton Co. SO, Lauderdale Co. SO, La Vergne PD, Lewisburg PD, Lexington PD, McMinnville PD, Metro Nashville Airport Public Safety, Middle TN State University PD, Murfreesboro PD, Perry Co. SO, Pikeville PD, Portland PD, Ripley PD, Robertson Co. SO, Smith Co. SO, Smyrna PD, Spring Hill PD, Sumner Co. SO,  Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee State Parks, Tipton Co. SO, Trenton PD, Van Buren Co. SO, Warren Co. SO, Williamson Co. SO, and Wilson Co. SO.                                                                      

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn will be the graduation speaker.

Guests should use the parking lot located on Juarez Drive directly across from Hermitage Hills Baptist Church. (This is the only lot to be used for the graduation.) Entrance to the church is directly across the street. Please enter through the church’s main entrance.

The next Basic Police School class begins October 1, 2017.

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