THP accepting applications for trooper academies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for its youth and junior trooper academies in Nashville this summer.

There are two separate camps that will be held at the THP Training Center this summer.

The agency’s junior trooper school, a day camp for children grades 6-8, will take place June 22-26.

The youth academy is an overnight camp for students in grades 9-12 that begins on July 6 and concludes on July 10. The camps are open to boys and girls.

Youth and junior cadets will be taught trooper values and participate in recreational activities that include team building exercises, physical fitness and training.

Applications are available on the department website and should be submitted via e-mail to

All applications must be received by May 1.

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