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Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, graduate from state’s academy on Friday

Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, graduate from state’s academy on Friday


New officers with the Hendersonville Police Department as well as state agencies and universities are among more than 90 newly certified officers who will graduate from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) on Friday, September 28, 2018.

The graduation ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. (CT) at Al Menah Shrine Temple (1354 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, TN).

“To excel as a law enforcement officer, you must have a heart for service, commitment and sacrifice,” TLETA Director Brian Grisham said in an announcement of the graduation ceremony. “The members of Class 1846 distinguished themselves by completing Basic Police School and by donating 76 units of blood during a blood drive that has the potential to save up to 228 lives. I congratulate Class 1846 for their hard work, and I wish them the best as they go forth and protect communities across Tennessee.”

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 during its more than 50-year existence.

Graduates of Basic Police School Class 1846 will serve the state’s police departments, sheriffs’ offices, fire departments, and agencies such as the Metro Nashville Airport Authority Department of Public Safety, Middle Tennessee State University Police Department, Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Hamblen County Sherriff Esco Jarnagin will be the graduation speaker.

The next Basic Police School class begins September 30, 2018.

For more information about the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, visit their website.

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