The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for cadet class 1220, which starts in July.

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.

During the 19-week academy, the training division will challenge and prepare cadets for the real-life scenarios they will experience as a trooper.

Additionally, the training received from the training curriculum is transferable as college credit hours.

Participants are also provided with the opportunity to attend numerous law enforcement training classes to obtain specialty skills such as crash reconstruction, drug recognition, instructor development and more.

Daily services performed by a Tennessee state trooper include: assisting the public, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, traffic enforcement, motorcycle traffic patrol, crash investigation, crash reconstruction, criminal interdiction, criminal investigations, identity crimes investigations, special operations and tactical duties, K-9 handling, diving, aviation, executive protective services, bomb squad and much more.

Men and women interested in a career as a Tennessee state trooper must apply online now through Tuesday at

Once approved by the Department of Human Resources, applicants will be notified of their qualification status via email and required to complete a survey within five days of the date of application.

THP anticipates the agility test and interview appointments to begin March 16-19 at the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Training Center.

For more information, call the Tennessee Department of Human Resources Applicant Services Division at 615-741-4841.