Press Releases

Media Advisory: 2019 Operation Stop Arm Kick Off

Friday, October 18, 2019

What: The State Highway Patrol will hold a press event to kick off this year’s Operation Stop Arm school bus safety initiative. Representatives from the State Highway Patrol, the Department of Public Instruction and the Wake County Public School System will speak at this event.     

Highway Patrol Names New Deputy Commander and Lt. Colonel

Friday, September 27, 2019

The State Highway Patrol is proud to announce majors Jeff Gordon and Donna Carter will begin new roles within the organization on October 7.  Due to the retirements of former Deputy Commander Vic Ward and Lt.

Highway Patrol Announces Trooper Promotions Moving Forward

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The State Highway Patrol has announced it will be moving forward with its promotion process following the conclusion of an internal investigation as well as an investigation by North Carolina State University (NCSU). 

SHP Emphasizes Safety For New School Year

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

As students across North Carolina make preparations to begin the school year, the State Highway Patrol is requesting the motoring public to keep safe travel a top priority.

Overwhelming Support For Injured Trooper Hurt On Job

Friday, August 9, 2019

On the morning of July 22, Trooper Chris Wooten was seriously injured as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred near the intersection of Tuckaseegee Road and Edgewood Road in Charlotte.

State Highway Patrol Focuses On Safety For July Fourth Weekend

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

As the July Fourth Holiday approaches, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to focus on safe driving while traveling to their intended destinations.  As traffic is expected to increase throughout the week, troopers will be out in full force monitoring driver behavior.
 

SHP Identifies Suspect In Johnston County Shooting

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Authorities have identified Enrique Lopez, 26, of Smithfield as the suspect in yesterday’s pursuit involving a state trooper in Johnston County.  Lopez was attempting to elude law enforcement while fleeing in a stolen tow truck on US 70 Business.

State Highway Patrol Involved in Johnston County Pursuit

Monday, July 1, 2019

On Monday, July 1st, at approximately 4:23 p.m. the State Highway Patrol attempted to stop a stolen tow truck on Black Creek Rd. in Johnston County after receiving a call for assistance by local authorities.

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