State Highway Patrol Graduates 34 New Troopers

Raleigh

The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 34 new troopers at a graduation ceremony for the 147th Basic Highway Patrol School.  The ceremony ended 12 weeks of demanding training preparing them for a fulfilling career of service to the state of North Carolina.
 
The ceremony was held at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary at 10 a.m. today.  The oath of office was administered by Associate Justice Mark Davis of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.  Colonel G. M. McNeill Jr., the 27th Commander of the State Highway Patrol provided words to challenge these new members as they embark on this new career.  
 
“Remember that our uniform represents trust, we have been trusted with the legal mantle of public service to serve, help and protect others.” said Colonel Glenn M. McNeill Jr.  “As State Troopers we must continue to view our profession as an opportunity to demonstrate leadership in our communities as we give back to the people of our state.”  
 
The cadets will report to their respective duty stations on Friday, May 24th to begin a demanding field training program.  A list of the graduates with their home county and assigned duty station can be found here.  
 

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