Press Releases

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.

Governor Cooper, Public Safety Secretary Urge Collaboration Between Stakeholders at Back to School Safety Summit

Monday, August 12, 2019

In the wake of multiple recent mass shooting incidents across the country and less than four months since the tragic school shooting at UNC Charlotte, Gov. Roy Cooper and his public safety team convened state leaders in education, public safety, public health and criminal justice today in Greensboro to learn the latest information on initiatives aimed at protecting North Carolina schools from senseless acts of mass violence. 

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.

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