MPD Citizen's Police Academy

Morristown Police Department

 ROGER OVERHOLT - Chief of Police

 Media Release

 February 15, 2019

 The Morristown Police Department is preparing for its twenty-second (22nd) Citizen’s Police Academy.  Class will begin May 7, 2019 and end June 4, 2019.  Classes will be held at the Police Department on each Tuesday night at 6:00p.m. until 9:30 p.m, there are a few Thursday classes as well. Academy participants will become familiar with the Morristown Police Department through hands-on exercises; they will also be allowed to complete an 8-hour ride along with an officer.

 Applications are now available to the public.  Applicants that are interested may pick up an application at the Morristown Police Department located on the 1st floor of the City Center, on the City’s website ( under the Police Department tab or you may call the Training Division and have one mailed.  The application deadline is April 12, 2019.

 Due to limited space, applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, pending the results of a background investigation of each applicant.  Applications can be mailed to the Morristown Police Department at P.O. Box 1283 Morristown, TN 37816 or dropped off to the Morristown Police Department’s Records Division.  Applicants must be 21 years of age.  Those who miss Academy # 22, due to limited space, will have the opportunity to attend the next academy (date to be announced).

 The Morristown Police Department invites interested citizens to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy.  Upon completion of this course, each citizen will have a better understanding of the daily operations of the Morristown Police Department.  It is our goal to continue to build a partnership with the community. 

 Any questions concerning the Citizen’s Police Academy #22 class may be directed to Lieutenant Todd King of the Morristown Police Department Training Division at (423) 585-4646.