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.     

Escapee Captured and Heading Back to Prison

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Law enforcement captured a Wake Correctional minimum custody offender who did not return from his work release job in Garner on Sept. 20, 2019.

ALE Becomes a Division Within Department of Public Safety

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) is now a division within the Department of Public Safety. Due to legislation signed by Gov. Roy Cooper on Aug. 27, ALE was re-established as a division within DPS effective Oct. 1. Secretary Erik A. Hooks announced Bryan House will be the interim director of ALE.

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.

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