Press Releases

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.

DPS Statement on Settlement Agreement in NC NAACP v. Cooper

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Department of Public Safety, together with a group of plaintiffs, have entered into a Settlement Agreement and have jointly moved for an immediate 180-day stay of the legal matter related to releasing individuals from North Carolina prisons due to COVID-19.

SHP Celebrates Newly Promoted Members

Monday, February 22, 2021

The State Highway Patrol recognized the promotions of 51 sworn and 5 civilian members today during a private ceremony held at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary. The event was conducted in celebration of those who received a promotion throughout the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. 

Power Outages Expected with Incoming Ice Storm

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

North Carolina residents should prepare today for the strong possibility of power outages due to an incoming winter storm that is forecast to arrive tonight. This storm will bring significant icing that’s likely to result in many fallen trees and power lines.

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