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State Highway Patrol Member Dies During Traffic Stop

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

A preliminary investigation has revealed that on Monday, January 3, at approximately 8:58 p.m., a member of the State Highway Patrol was struck by a responding Patrol member during a traffic stop at High Shoals Church Rd. and Goodes Grove Church Rd. Trooper James N.

SHP Preparing for Increased Traffic During Holiday Season

Monday, November 22, 2021

The State Highway Patrol is preparing for the holiday season and for the increased number of roadway users expected across our state.  During the coming weeks, the Patrol will proactively target dangerous driver behaviors to include speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.   

State Highway Patrol Graduates 39 New Troopers

Friday, November 19, 2021

The State Highway Patrol officially welcomed 39 new troopers at a swearing-in ceremony held for the 154th Basic Highway Patrol School.  The ceremony ended 12 weeks of rigorous training to prepare the new troopers for a rewarding career of service to the state of North Carolina.

SHP Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The State Highway Patrol recognized the extraordinary acts of heroism and public service by several members during an awards ceremony held at the SBI Auditorium in Raleigh today.

State Highway Patrol Conducts 2021 “Operation Stop Arm”

Friday, October 15, 2021

In support of Operation Stop Arm week, the State Highway Patrol will be aggressively enforcing stop arm and other traffic violations in and around school zones and school bus stops. The operation will run daily from 6:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 through 5:00 p.m.

State Highway Patrol Commander Announces Retirement

Friday, February 26, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety today announced the retirement of Colonel Glenn M. McNeill, Jr. State Highway Patrol commander. Colonel McNeill has served as the 27th commander since his appointment by Governor Roy Cooper on Feb. 2, 2017.

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