Colonel Glenn M. McNeillCommander of State Highway Patrol

Col. Glenn McNeill

Governor Roy Cooper appointed Colonel Glenn McNeill as commander of the State Highway Patrol on Feb. 2, 2017. A military veteran, McNeill was sworn in as a state trooper in 1994. He has served in various specialized positions, starting as a trooper in Durham, serving with the Special Operations Section and leading Troop I as the troop commander. McNeill was promoted to the rank of major in 2014. His most recent assignment as director of training afforded him the opportunity to oversee the administration of the State Highway Patrol Training Academy, which is responsible for conducting Basic Law Enforcement Training schools, Fast Track Basic schools, Basic Telecommunicator schools, mandated in-service training, specialized training courses such as Motor Carrier Training, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Driver's Training, Radar/Time Distance, Mobile Field Force, Emergency Medical Training and training for civilian support personnel, as well as First Line Supervisor Training.

A native of Reidsville, McNeill holds an associate's degree from Durham Technical Community College, bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management and Organizational Development from Mount Olive College, and Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of Virginia.  He is also a graduate of the 42nd Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program conducted by North Carolina State University and the 262nd Session of the National Academy at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in Quantico, Va.

McNeill is a recipient of the North Carolina Governor's Award for Bravery and Heroism, the North Carolina Governor's Award for Excellence, and the Heroism Award from the N.C. Department of Public Safety.