- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for its youth and junior trooper academy.

The agency’s youth academy is for students in grades 9-12 and is an overnight camp that will be held from June 23-27 in Nashville.

The junior trooper school is a day camp for middle school students in grades 6-8 and will take place July 15-18.

The program will be held at the THP Training Center and is designed to educate youth who may have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Youth and junior cadets will be taught trooper values and participate in recreational activities that include team building exercises, physical fitness and training.

Applications are available on the department website at https://www.tn.gov/safety .

All applications must be received by May 1.

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