Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 38: Prevention and Detection of Crime

Chapter 8: Employment and Training of Police Officers

Part 1: General Provisions

TCA 38-8-102: Tennessee peace officer standards and training commission -- Creation and composition.

(a) There is established the Tennessee peace officer standards and training commission, referred to in this part as the "commission."

(b) (1) The commission shall consist of:

(A) The attorney general and reporter;

(B) One (1) police officer below the rank of assistant chief, or equivalent rank, who shall be appointed by the governor for a term of four (4) years;

(C) Two (2) sheriffs and two (2) municipal chiefs of police, who shall be appointed by the governor and serve at the governor's pleasure;

(D) One (1) nonsupervisory police officer, who shall be appointed by the governor for a term of four (4) years;

(E) One (1) member of the senate and one (1) member of the house of representatives, who shall be appointed by the respective speakers and who shall be nonvoting members of the commission, to serve for a term of two (2) years;

(F) Two (2) citizens who are not connected with law enforcement to serve for a term of two (2) years, one (1) of whom shall be appointed by a resolution of the house of representatives and one (1) of whom shall be appointed by a resolution of the senate; and

(G) Three (3) additional members, whom the governor shall appoint for terms of three (3) years.

(2) The commission shall include at least one (1) person who is of a racial minority.

(c) The members of the commission shall elect the chair of the commission.

History: Acts 1981, ch. 455, § 1; T.C.A., § 38-11-102; Acts 1983, ch. 270, § 2; 1987, ch. 412, §§ 3, 4; 2012, ch. 986, § 5.