Tennessee P.O.S.T Certification Reform
This petition is to going to be presented by the State Senate to change the current policy for TN P.O.S.T that De-certifies Officers who have been out of Law enforcement after 10 years, requiring the officers to attend another full basic police academy, which is expensive and a burden on smaller municipalities and Government agencies. When a 3 week transition school/ In-service is all that is needed. We propose the extension from 10 years to 15 years to allow qualified, trained personnel to be able to continue their career in Law Enforcement, and ease the financial burden of their agency or Depts. This will create jobs, and an increase of law enforcement applicants which has decreased tremendously over the last decade.