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The N.C. State Highway Patrol has 2,340 employees including State Troopers, telecommunicators, radio engineers and civilian staff.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol offers a career opportunity to qualified people seeking employment in public services and law enforcement.   

149th Basic School is scheduled for August 4 - November 15, 2019

This will be a short 15-week school for applicants who already are certified Law Enforcement Officers. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age - and no more than 39 years of age - by the first day of basic school in order to apply. Also, applicants must have Basic Law Enforcement Training certification in North Carolina by the first day of Basic School. 

Map of  the areas covered by each state recruiting coordinator

Note: All applicants MUST contact a recruiting officer to review the completed application package before submitting to the Trooper Selection Unit at the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Training Academy.  This is a mandatory requirement.