TDCI Honors Tennessee Law Enforcement During National Police Week

TDCI recognizes Tennessee law enforcement during National Police Week, May 12-18, 2024.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI), the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST), and the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) are honoring the dedication and sacrifice of Tennessee law enforcement officers during National Police Week, which takes place from May 12 to May 18, 2024.

National Police Week was established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962 to recognize law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty while protecting others. TDCI Commissioner Carter Lawrence emphasized the importance of this week, urging Tennesseans to thank their local law enforcement officers for their dedication to saving lives and safeguarding communities. He also noted that Governor Lee has prioritized supporting law enforcement throughout his administration, and TDCI is committed to furthering this vision.

Since its creation by the General Assembly in 1963, TLETA has trained over 23,800 law enforcement officers through its Basic Police School. TLETA will be included in the $415 million Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Training Academy (MALETA) campus at Cockrill Bend. This facility, which will also be used by POST and other law enforcement agencies, had its groundbreaking in September 2023, with the final phase of construction slated to begin in 2025.

William Kain, TLETA Director and POST Executive Secretary, highlighted the risks faced by law enforcement officers, citing recent incidents that underscore the dangers of the profession. He remarked on the profound impact of losing an officer in the line of duty on the agency, community, and fellow officers. Kain honored the 742 Tennesseans who have died in the line of duty, recognizing them as exemplars of honor, duty, and courage.

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