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Posted on: January 27, 2024

Teen Citizens Police Academy 2024

Teen Citizens Police Academy

Registration link for the 2024 Spring Teen Citizen Police Academy

The Teen Citizens Police Academy (TCPA) is an educational and informative program modeled after the Murfreesboro Citizens Police Academy. TCPA is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn about the Murfreesboro Police Department and its operations. The teen academy also gives the department an opportunity to interact with teens within the community and solicit their feedback and ideas through discussion of relevant issues. 

Through this free six-week academy, students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of individuals providing law enforcement services in the City of Murfreesboro.  

The Spring Class will meet each Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • March 7, 14, 21
  • April 4, 11, 18

Murfreesboro Police Department

1004 N. Highland Blvd.

Register now as seating is limited and reserved for the first 20 applicants


  • Rutherford County High School students in grades 10th - 12th 
  • ages 15 - 17
  • With a 'C" average or better
  • Provide two adult references (teacher or guidance counselor preferred)
  • Parental approval
  • Available to attend all six-weeks

Here are some of the topics of the Academy:

  • Overview of Department, Rank and Structure
  • Building Tour
  • Officer Survival
  • Traffic
  • Crime Data
  • Cyber Crimes  
  • Domestic Violence/Dating Safety
  • Emergency Communications
  • Narcotics Case Studies
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Forensic Science Lab
  • K9 Unit
  • Special Operations Unit

Registration Information
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