The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced this week it is aggressively seeking men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement for a new Trooper Cadet Class slated to begin March 1, 2013. Applications will only be accepted online from Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Wednesday, Oct, 10. Individuals interested in applying for the position of State Trooper must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. Citizen and have a high school diploma or equivalent. No applicants with felony convictions will be considered.
Following the passage of the Tennessee Excellence, Accountability and Management Act (TEAM Act), effective Oct. 1, the hiring method for becoming a State Trooper has been revised to incorporate an interview process that tests applicant’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies. As a result, selected applicants will be required to successfully pass the physical agility test prior to being admitted for an interview. THP anticipates the agility test and interview appointments to begin Oct. 30.