Tennessee Homeland Security Graduates 26 Special Agents

26 new Special Agents graduated from the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security.

On Friday, May 17, Governor Bill Lee, Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long, and Tennessee Office of Homeland Security Deputy Commissioner Greg Mays presented badges to 26 new Special Agents. The graduation ceremony took place at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Nashville.

“We are grateful that Governor Bill Lee and the General Assembly continue to invest and support public safety,” said Commissioner Jeff Long. “I commend each Special Agent for their desire and willingness to serve, secure, and protect Tennesseans.”

As of today, 83 out of 95 counties have a Special Agent assigned, a significant progress since funding became available on July 1, 2023. This achievement marks a step closer to Governor Lee’s goal of having a Tennessee Office of Homeland Security Special Agent assigned to all 95 counties in the state.

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Tennessee Honors Law Enforcement During Police Week

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, along with the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, is honoring the dedication and sacrifice of law enforcement officers during National Police Week from May 12 to May 18, 2024. Commissioner Carter Lawrence emphasized the importance of thanking law enforcement for their service, while TLETA Director William Kain highlighted the dangers faced by officers and honored those who have died in the line of duty. The TLETA, part of a new $415 million training campus, has trained over 23,800 officers since 1963.