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Important note: To be considered for admission to the academy, candidates must comply with all guidelines and requirements set forth below. There are no exceptions. Non-law enforcement candidates must be 20 years old at the time of entering the academy.

All application materials must be received by the due dates listed below:
Class 99 December 31, 2015
Class 100 March 1, 2016
Class 101 June 3, 2016
Class 102 August 1, 2016

Academy Application Submission
Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Please mail your complete application together. A complete application includes all items that are listed below under Complete Application Checklist.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Submit Complete Application to:

WSCC Greeneville/Greene County Campus
Regional Law Enforcement Academy
215 N. College St.
Greeneville, TN 37745

Please Note: Upon completion of the application packet you may receive a letter of acceptance, however this only indicates being accepted to Walters State Community College. You will receive a call to set up an interview with the Regional Law Enforcement Academy Faculty and Staff approximately one week prior to the interview dates.

Complete Application Checklist
Required Application Forms and Documents

Complete Application includes all of the following applicable documents:

WSCC Application

  • Please print and submit with packet
  • On the WSCC Application be sure to list your major as BLEO or PSLE if seeking a degree.

Students previously but not currently enrolled must submit a Readmission application.

Immunization Enrollment Requirements

  • Proofs of 2 Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunizations
  • Proofs of 2 Chicken Pox or Varicella vaccine or proof of having Chicken Pox
  • Proof of Meningitis Vaccine (if under age of 22)

Hepatitis B Form

filled out and signed

Confirmation of Psychological Evaluation

Psychological Examination by a Tennessee Licenses Psychologist

Confirmation of Medical Evaluation and Note to Physician

Medical Examination* in the current year by a Tennessee Licensed Physician (good for 1 year)

*Note: Each student must arrange and pay for his/her own physical and psychological examination prior to the application deadline unless he/she is representing a department. Both of these examinations must be administered by a Tennessee licensed professional. The medical exams is valid for one year. Arrangements may be made through the Walters State Division of Public Safety office for completing the psychological examination if the student desires to do so. For further information, call 423-585-2671.

Copy of Official Birth Certificate, issued from state of birth

Transcript Request Form

Official High School Transcript in Sealed Envelope

"Official" means that it must be sent directly from the school attended to Walters State in a sealed envelope. The transcript request form in the college application packet may be used to assist you in this process.

Copy of high school diploma, GED, & college diploma as applicable.

According to the rules of the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission, Rule # 1110-2-03 (1) (C), one of the pre-employment requirements is that the person must be a high school graduate or possess equivalent. No waivers will be granted for minimum education requirements. Therefore, we will not register anyone for the Basic Law Enforcement Officer until we have proof of the GED, or regular high school diploma, or college diploma on file.

Official College Transcript in sealed envelope

(all colleges attended if applicable)

TBI Background Check

You can submit a background check by mail, fax, or online. Please choose your option below:

Mail or Fax

  • Print and complete the TBI Background Check Form
  • Submit by mail to:
    • Tennessee Bureau of Investigation – TORIS Unit
      901 R.S. Gass Blvd., Nashville, TN 37216
  • Submit by fax to: 615-744-4651


  • Visit TBI TORIS (Tennessee Open Records Information Services)
  • Click on CONTINUE under Credit Card Customers
  • Enter your information except for email address.
  • You must use on the Requestor information Form.
    • This will send a confirmation to Holly Turner at Walters State.
    • During the checkout process you will be asked for a billing email. Use your email address for billing purposes.

Copies of all Military Documents (if applicable)

  • DD-214s
  • DD-215s
  • DD-873s

Non-Law Enforcement Applicants

All non-law enforcement candidates (those not sponsored by a Law Enforcement agency) may be placed on a waiting list if the class is full.


All non-law enforcement candidates will be called for an interview a week prior to the following dates:

Interview Dates for 2016
Class 99 January 6, 2016
Class 100 March 16, 2016
Class 101 June 15, 2016
Class 102 August 16, 2016

Questions about the application process or documents Contact
Division Secretary at 423-585-2671 or Academy Secretary at 423-798-7950

Students attending the Basic Law Enforcement Officer Education and applying for G.I. bill benefits, will need to contact Linda Mason at 423-585-6809 at least 6 – 8 weeks prior to the starting date.