Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy


The Blount County Sheriff's Office Basic Regional Law Enforcement Academy began in September 2007. The POST approved 12 week academy instructs recruits in:

  • Basic Police Tactics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Defensive Tactics
  • DUI
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Firearms
  • Other Law Enforcement Related Courses
  • Report Writing
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction

Applications

The Blount County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a 12 week "Basic Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy" approved by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission for Tennessee. The Blount County Sheriff's Office Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy cannot accept private pay, all recruits must be sponsored by a law enforcement agency.  Please click the following link to complete the application process: bcso.info/026recruit

Blount County Sheriff's Office
Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
c/o Josh Blair
940 E Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804

All questions about the Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy should be directed to Deputy Paige Craig, 865-273-5122/ 
pcraig@bcso.com


Class No.

2023-026

Cost $3,000 Per Applicant
Tuition + Meal plan available for recruits staying in the dormitory ($3,350.00)

Online Applications Due by Orientation!

Orientation Wednesday, 
December 21, 2022, @ 10am
Academy Starts: Monday
JANUARY 16, 2023 
Graduation Date:
APRIL 7, 2023

Agencies looking to reserve slots for the upcoming winter Academy 2023-026 beginning January 16, 2023, may go to the following link; bcso.info/026agency. It is not necessary to have the recruit name(s) or gender(s) to complete this process, however, please inform us as soon as possible as our dorm space is limited. Once our roster is full we will turn off access to the link, please email pcraig@bcso.com to get on the waitlist.