Blue Path

MPD is currently accepting applications for Blue Path P.S.T.

High School Seniors -> jump start your career path to law enforcement with the Blue Path!

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Memphis area high school seniors on track to graduate by May 2019
  • Must be age 18 before – May 31, 2019
  • Must have a valid driver’s license before start date of Blue Path PST class – June 24, 2019
  • Must desire to serve your community, and exhibit good character
  • Must be a US citizen and a resident of Shelby County
  • Must have submitted TN Promise application by deadline
  • Must be free of felony convictions and drug use.

How to Apply

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  1. Attend a mandatory session at Southwest Community College or other designated location
  2. Complete TN Promise Requirements
  3. File the 2018-2019 FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  4. Apply to Blue Path PST online during open enrollment
  5. Attend a 1.5 mile practice run
  6. Attend the MPD scheduled battery of test
  7. Have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  8. Submit grade report each quarter

If I’m accepted into the Blue Path program, what must I do to meet employment requirements with MPD?

  • Graduate from high school by June 2019
  • Graduate with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Have a valid Tennessee driver’s license before start date of class
  • Age 18 – on or before – May 31, 2019
  • Complete FASFA
  • Present prove of TN Promise scholarship acceptance

2018 Blue Path Battery of Test Dates:

  • 1.5 mile Practice Run:  (Dates coming soon)
  • Battery of Test: (Dates coming soon)

Must bring valid driver’s license, school ID and parent permission slip to participate, if under 18. Permission slips will be available at Info Sessions.

Testing Location:
Memphis Police Training Academy
4371 Academy Drive
Memphis, TN 38127

Once employed by MPD, then what?

– On the start date of class, you’ll be employed as a Police Service Technician (PST) trainee earning $32,000+ per year. You’ll start with a 6-week training course with MPD Academy, earning you credit hours toward your Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest Tennessee Community College.
– Six weeks later, you’ll begin PST duties ranging from controlling and directing traffic to reporting criminal behavior.
– The first available college semester enrollment, you’ll begin coursework to earn an Associate Degree (free of charge), attending classes with your fellow PSTs one day a week for four or five semesters.

Graduate to the Best In Blue!

Once you complete your Associate Degree, and are within 4 months of age 21, you’ll be offered the opportunity to complete the remaining 16 of 22-weeks of MPD’s Training Academy to become a police officer, earning a $40,000+ (per year) training salary.