Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
The Knox County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy
Main Number (865) 281-0606
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy has the honor of producing some of the best law enforcement officers in the state through the Basic Police School. The school is a 12 week program offered once a year. Anyone working full-time in a law enforcement agency is eligible for the school. Upon completing the necessary course work, the graduate is eligible for POST (Peace Officer Standard Training) certification.
The Training Division maintains its own professional training staff as well as hosting a number of specialized training schools every year such as the FBI, Homeland Security, and NRA.
Each certified officer is mandated by the State of Tennessee to receive 40 hours of in-service training every year to maintain certification. The Training Division conducts in-service training for Sheriff’s Office certified officers, court security officers, and school police officers. It also conducts specialized training for KCSO’s SWAT Team, Citizens’ Academy, SCAN volunteers (Senior Citizen Awareness Network), Tracking Team, and the Honor Guard.
Training also maintains a state of the art indoor firing range for year round firearms training and qualification, and an outdoor range for combat courses. It also offers firearms and driving simulator for judgmental shooting and pursuit driving tactics.