Press Releases

SHP Identifies Trooper Struck In Vance County Crash

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate a crash involving a state trooper who was hit by a vehicle on US 1 in Vance County. On Tuesday, October 22 at approximately 7:59 p.m., a 2012 Buick traveled off the roadway and struck the trooper from behind as he was conducting a traffic stop.

Trooper Injured During Traffic Stop

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

On October 22, 2019 at approximately 7:59 pm a member of the State Highway Patrol was struck while conducting a traffic stop on US 1 in Vance County.

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.

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