The Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools recognized a North Carolina State Trooper for his dedicated service. Trooper William D. Coley was presented the School Safety Excellence Award by Chip Hughes, chairman of the Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools and Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland, vice chair, for his continual efforts to maintain a safe learning environment for students around the state.
Trooper Coley, a 24 year veteran of the State Highway Patrol stationed in Greenville, has been a volunteer on the Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools since 2014. He also sits on sub-committees in relation to substance abuse, gang prevention, physical security and emergency preparedness. Trooper Coley frequently visits several middle schools, high schools, and universities across the state providing educational presentations on the dangers of driving while distracted, speeding, not wearing a seat belt, and driving while impaired.
“I am very proud of the exemplary service provided by Trooper Coley”, said Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the State Highway Patrol. “This award recognizes his efforts to ensure the safety of every child within our school system.”