Safety, Health and Wellness

T-BART  Tellico Village University Partner 

T-BART assists Tellico Lake boaters in need of non-emergency and non-medical situations. In addition, they provide training to boaters on safety. 


The Citizens Observers Patrol in Loudon County program (COPs) is designed to allow citizens to assist law enforcement by being an extra set of “eyes and ears”, and immediately report suspicious activity, potential hazards and even crimes in progress to the Sheriff’s Office. COPs volunteers also do home checks for residents who are on vacation.  They plan and conduct instruction for county residents on topics of current interest or need about safety in the community.  These classes are announced using local means of communication such as Channel 3, Next Door Neighbor and Tell E Gram.  Jerry Schwartz is the leader of this group.


The Citizens Academy invites county residents to gain a basic understanding of the training and requirements for their local law enforcement officers, and fosters a cooperative partnership between citizens and the officers who serve them.  All classes are taught by law enforcement professionals. Classroom and Field instruction, at a minimum, will cover the following topics:

Tennessee Law

Criminal Investigations

Domestic Violence

Narcotics and METH

Patrol Duties/Tactics

Corrections & Jail Tour

Judicial System

Officer Ride Along

Self Defense Tactics

K- 9 Operations and Capabilities

Communications & 911 Tour

Firearms Training

Defensive Driving Tactics

More information is available at the Sheriff’s office.  An application to participate in this academy is found at their website at



The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a series of classes of interest and importance to boaters. Course titles include GPS for the Tennessee Boater, Paddle Sports, Family Fun and Safety, Boating Safety, Cold Water Boating and others. Class announcements are made through Channel 3, Tell E Gram, and other Village media. A list and schedule of their courses may be updated and found at  Registration is through the Coast Guard Auxiliary as described on their promotional announcements. There is a fee paid to this organization. To reserve a space in a course, contact Tom Murphy at 865-320-3788.