Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age on the date you submit your application
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Criminal Activity - The Peace Officer Standard and Training Commission of Tennessee may consider a waiver from pre- employment requirements relating to criminal activity on an individual basis and depending on the circumstances excluding felony charge or domestic violence.
  • Possess a valid drivers license
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces if prior military (Must be within 30 days of either terminal leave or ETS to be eligible to apply)
  • Completely fill out an application for employment
  • Be able to pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph, and drug screen
  • Meet State Law Requirements concerning mental health and physical condition