The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) recently announced that it is searching for interested and qualified candidates to fill 39 open positions in the department. TBI is currently looking to fill three TBI police officer positions in Davidson County as well as 36 TBI special agent/criminal investigator positions in multiple counties.

According to the TBI job posting, TBI police officers serve as first responders to any emergency that may arise. They maintain access points at TBI facilities and patrol the grounds, buildings, and surrounding areas. They investigate and report suspicious persons and activities, maintain order, protect citizens, conduct background investigations on prospective TBI employees, and promote good community relations. TBI police officers also travel across the state in support of TBI operations and special events.

The job posting notes that candidates must have graduated from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree, or two years of qualifying coursework, however, qualifying full-time professional law enforcement or police work can be substituted for the required education to a maximum of two years.

“I have formed relationships with employees from all departments and we truly are like one big family,” says TBI police officer Kirstin Ramsey. “The opportunity for learning and training is always available to anyone wanting to sharpen their skill set and better serve the citizens of Tennessee.”

TBI is also hiring for the special agent/criminal investigator position in the following divisions and counties:

  • Criminal Investigation Division (Loudon/Meigs, Overton/Clay/Pickett, Marion/Grundy, Rhea/Bledsoe, Franklin/Grundy, Scott/Anderson/Campbell/Fentress, Rutherford/Williamson, and Montgomery counties)
  • Human Trafficking (Shelby and Davidson counties)
  • Fire Investigations (Campbell/Scott/Union/Claiborne/Fentress, Humphreys/Dickson/Cheatham/Stewart/Houston/Montgomery/Robertson, Madison/Weakley/Carroll/Henderson, and Hardeman/Chester/Fayette counties)
  • Medicaid Fraud Control Division (Knox, Washington, Madison, Shelby (2 positions), Davidson, and Maury counties)
  • Criminal Intelligence Unit (Davidson County)
  • Drug Investigation Division (Hamilton, Campbell, and Sevier/Grainger counties)
  • Cybercrime Squad (Middle Region, East Region, and Upper East Region)
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Squad (Statewide – 3 positions)
  • Digital Forensics Squad (West Region – 2 positions, Middle Region – 3 positions)

For more information on how to apply for the open positions at TBI, please visit the Tennessee Department of Human Resources website at

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Building” by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.