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North Carolina State Highway Patrol
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol's primary mission is to reduce collisions and make the highways of North Carolina as safe as possible.
The State Highway Patrol has more than 1,600 troopers who cover 78,000 miles of North Carolina roadways, more than any other state except Texas. In addition to enforcing the state's traffic laws, State troopers also guide traffic during hurricane evacuations, re-route traffic around hazardous chemical spills, and they stand ready, should any act of terrorism occur.
State Troopers are committed to protecting North Carolina's motoring public. Please be alert and drive responsibly.
Become a North Carolina State Trooper
Applications for the 139th and 140th Highway Patrol Basic School will begin being accepted Monday, March 2. The 139th Basic School is set to start on February 7, 2016 and the 140th Basic School is set to start on March 6, 2016.
2014 N.C. Highway Fatality Total: 913
The Highway Patrol has eight troop locations throughout the state. A Traffic Safety Information officer is located at each troop to promote highway safety and provide presentations to schools, civic groups, or any other interested parties.
Governor's Awards for Excellence
Gov. Pat McCrory recognized eight members of the State Highway Patrol for their heroism during a ceremony in Raleigh Nov. 18.
- Lt. Douglas B. Amos
- Sergeant Mark L. Cline
- Trooper Carroll R. Hallyburton
- Trooper Aaron K. Johnson
- Trooper Russell V. McGee, III
- Trooper Kyle B. Robinson
- Trooper Joshua L. Shuffler
- Trooper Daniel J. Wakefield
On Wed., March 12, 2014, members of Troop F Districts 1 and 9, lead by then Fst. Sgt. D. B. Amos, initiated a search and recovery effort of U.S. Forest Officer Jason Crisp who was killed while tracking a suspect wanted in a double-homicide. Fst. Sgt. Amos gathered personnel and performed a tactical search and recovery effort of Officer Crisp and three F-1 members who were behind Crisp when he was shot.
Due to the gravity of the situation and not knowing the suspect's exact location, Fst. Sgt. Amos and members used their active shooter training, dispersed into two groups and tactically withdrew from the woods. As they exited, they walked upon the suspect who was dressed in camouflage. The suspect refused to comply with the troopers instructions and fired his weapon. The suspect received return fire and the threat was over. The SHP members displayed courage, personal bravery and selfless acts of heroism which involved risking their lives to apprehend a dangerous suspect to prevent further injury and loss of life.
These eight men also received the Valor Award from Colonel William Grey, Commander of the State Highway Patrol in May 2014.
To read about other 2014 award winners, click here.
State Highway Patrol main office number: (919) 733-7952
Motorists traveling through the state who need assistance may dial *47 which is *HP on a cellular phone.
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