Press Releases

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.

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.

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