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Posted on: February 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] BTPD accepting applications for 2023 Citizens’ Police Academy

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The Bristol Tennessee Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2023 Citizens’ Police Academy, an 11-session community outreach program designed to provide an informative overview of police operations. Sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m., beginning on March 27 and continuing through June 12. A session has been added on Saturday May 6, so participants can complete firearms instruction at the BTPD Police Firing Range. 

All other sessions will be held at the Slater Community Center, 325 McDowell Street Bristol, TN. 37620 Police Chief Matt Austin will kick-off the program with an overview of the BTPD the first evening, followed by a program overview by Lt. Greg Brown. Each session will be led by a different member of the department and topics will include witness identification, traffic laws, DUI, SWAT, emergency communications, crime scene investigation, and more. Both classroom instruction and hands-on activities will be included. The cost to participate is $50.

Applications are currently available at For additional information, please contact Lt. Greg Brown at or (423) 989-3153

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