Posted 3/21/23

March 17th, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol welcomed the newest graduating classes of Tennessee State Troopers at the Hermitage Hills Baptist Church.

The department instructed a regular trooper cadet class and a lateral trooper cadet class together. The regular trooper cadet class graduated 21 troopers that completed 16 weeks of rigorous training. The lateral trooper cadet class graduated 29 troopers. They completed 10 weeks of specialized training, which was designed to build upon their previous law enforcement training and experience.

Combined, these newest graduating classes have five troopers with associate’s degrees, nine troopers with bachelor’s degrees, and include 17 troopers with prior military service.