Training Unit

Police Chief

Paul Noel
(865) 215-7000

Public Safety Complex
1650 Huron St.
Knoxville, TN 37917

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The Training Academy is responsible for providing basic recruit training to all new officers, in-service training to current officers each year and facilitates other specialized training as part of the department’s commitment to the professional development of its employees. The Training Unit strives to keep officers current in new, emerging trends in professional policing. The Training Section is also responsible for providing training for the civilian employees of the department, both uniformed and administrative.

The Basic Recruit Academy consists of the traditional police training, including patrol procedures, driving, firearm skills, and de-escalation.

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