THP Junior and Youth Academy

As part of the Tennessee Highway Patrol's community service initiative, each summer the THP hosts a free trooper academy for boys and girls. The program is held at the THP Training Center and is designed to educate youth who may have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Cadets will be taught trooper values, specifically, respect, discipline, and integrity. The cadets will also enjoy recreational activities that include team building exercises, physical fitness, and training. The junior cadets will be involved in community service projects the week of their camp.

Junior Trooper Academy

This academy is for students in grades 5 - 8 and is a day camp. Transportation will be provided from and to Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Dickson.

Youth Academy

This overnight academy is open to students in grades 9-12. 


"This camp is designed for middle and high school students who have an  interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Cadets will be provided educational and recreational experiences that involve respect, discipline, integrity, team building, physical fitness and much more."

— Colonel Matt Perry


Register for the THP Trooper Academy

A parent or guardian can submit a registration application by clicking the link below. Youth Academy participants are required to submit an essay why they wish to participate and one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, local sheriff, police chief, etc.


Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center
283 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37214