Blue Path

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



Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Current high school seniors on track to graduate by May
  • Must be age 18 before – May 31
  • Must have valid driver’s license by Blue Path class start date – June
  • Must desire to serve Memphis 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. Complete a mandatory informational session
  2. Complete TN Promise Requirements <<< by Nov 1
  3. Submit proof of TN Promise scholarship acceptance
  4. File the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  5. Complete application online
  6. Attend an optional 1.5 mile practice run
  7. Attend the MPD scheduled battery of test
  8. Have a minimum 2.0 GPA

2020 Blue Path Battery of Test Dates:

All Testing Dates have been postponed until further notice due to the spread of Coronavirus in Memphis. Our recruiters will reach out to applicants once new testing dates are announced.

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Must bring valid driver’s license or school ID and parent permission slip to participate, if under age 18. Permission slips are available upon request.

Testing Location:
Memphis Police Department Training Academy

4371 Academy Drive
Memphis, TN 38127

Once employed by MPD, then what?

– In June, you’ll be employed as a Police Service Technician (PST) trainee earning $33,529.60 per year.

– Complete a 6-week training course with the MPD Training Academy, earning credit hours toward an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest Tennessee Community College.
– In August, begin PST duties ranging from controlling and directing traffic to reporting criminal behavior while completing coursework toward an Associate Degree (tuition-free) to transition to Police Recruit.

Graduate to the Best In Blue!

Once you complete your Associate Degree, and are within 4 months of age 21, you will complete the remaining 17 weeks of MPD’s Training Academy to become a police officer, earning a $41,802.80 (per year) training salary. 

For questions, inquiries, and/or more information regarding the Blue Path program, please contact our Blue Path PST Recruiters: