Press Releases

SHP Participates in National Campaign to Combat Fatal Collisions

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

As the amount of traffic increases across the state due to motorists traveling to their intended vacation destinations, reducing collisions is a top priority of the State Highway Patrol.  Combating needless collisions that result in serious injury or death is a nationwide effort of which the Patr

SHP Expecting Increased Travel During Memorial Weekend

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

In anticipation of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, increased traffic congestion is expected across the state, as motorists travel to their intended destinations.  North Carolina provides several vacation opportunities from the mountains to the coast which also invites an increased number of vi

Surry County Pursuit Suspect in Custody

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The suspect sought in the murder investigation of Trooper S. N. Bullard is in custody after an extensive search by state and local authorities.  On Wednesday, May 23 at approximately 3:30 a.m., investigators arrested Dakota Kape Whitt, 22, of Elkin without incident.  

Suspect Sought in Surry County Pursuit

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The State Highway Patrol is seeking assistance from the public in locating the driver involved in Monday night's pursuit in Surry County. At approximately 10:53 p.m., troopers attempted to stop a black BMW passenger vehicle that traveled through a checkpoint.

State Highway Patrol Concludes Operation Drive to Live

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The State Highway Patrol concluded Operation Drive to Live on Friday, Apr. 20, after a week-long effort to reduce teen related collisions statewide.  Troopers conducted more than 153 traffic safety presentations and patrolled nearly 560 school zones, monitoring driving behaviors of teens as they traveled to and from school.

MEDIA ADVISORY: State Highway Patrol Holds Public Information Session

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The State Highway Patrol is proud to announce the arrival of a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) on Monday, Apr. 2 to examine aspects of the organization’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

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