Want to learn more about the work we do at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation? We are now taking applications for the 2020 TBI Citizens’ Academy held in East Tennessee. The four-week academy will take place in March at the TBI Office in Knoxville.

Citizens_AcademyThe TBI Citizens’ Academy was designed to develop a better understanding and awareness of the TBI through a hands-on approach. It offers local citizens a peek at the TBI’s work across the state, ranging from homicide investigations and how crime scenes are processed, to the Fusion Center and how it is utilized in tracking terrorism information and criminal activity related to Tennessee.

Citizens applying for the academy must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for selection.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must not have a criminal history other than minor traffic violations
  • Must be physically able to meet training requirements
  • Must attend one Tuesday night, three-hour session per week and one three-hour session on a Saturday for firearms training
  • Must sign all required documents and waivers

Classes are held each Tuesday evening in March. There will also be one Saturday session. Due to classroom size, the Knoxville academy will be limited to 22 individuals per session. Applications are being accepted through January 17, 2020.

Application Form