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

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) 

  • Report Writing

  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction

  • Domestic Violence

  • Law Enforcement Stress

  • Criminal & Constitutional Law


  • Radar Certification 

  • Traffic Stops

  • Patrol Interviewing

  • Other Related Law Enforcement Topics


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.  

Blount County Sheriff’s Office

Attention Training Unit

940 East 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/

Class No. 


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, January 3, 2024, at 9 AM

 Academy Starts: Monday, January 15, 2023

 Graduation Date: Friday, April 5, 2024@ 10 AM 

The January 2024 Academy class is currently full. Please email Paige Craig at to be added to the waiting list. 

The Recruit application for those whose slot has been confirmed can be accessed at