Colonel Glenn M. McNeillCommander, State Highway Patrol

Col. Glenn McNeill

Gov. Cooper appointed Col. Glenn M. McNeill, Jr. as commander of the State Highway Patrol in February 2017. A military veteran, McNeill began his service as a state trooper in 1994. During his law enforcement career he has served in various positions, including the Special Operations Section, as the troop commander and, upon his promotion to major in 2014, as director of ;training. With oversight of the State Highway Patrol Training Academy, McNeill was responsible for all aspects of training from basic law enforcement to telecommunicator schools, in-service training, and specialized training courses such as firearms, defensive tactics, driver training, radar and training for civilian support personnel, as well as supervisors.

A native of Reidsville, McNeill holds an associate's degree from Durham Technical Community College, a bachelor's degree from Mount Olive College, and graduate certificate from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program and the National Academy at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in Quantico, Va. McNeill is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the N.C. Police Executives Association.