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RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol ceremoniously welcomed 42 new troopers at a graduation held for the 148th Basic Highway Patrol School.  The ceremony ended 27 weeks of rigorous training preparing cadets for a fulfilling career of service to the state of North Carolina.  This class was officially sworn in on September 4, as the approach of Hurricane Dorian prompted the need for a rescheduled formal ceremony.


Today’s event was held at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary at 10 a.m.  The oath of office was administered by Associate Justice Anita Earls of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.  Colonel Glenn M. McNeill Jr., the 27th Commander of the State Highway Patrol, provided words of encouragement to the graduates as they embark on this new career.


“My challenge to you this day is a charge to be an effective law enforcement leader, to carry out your duty to North Carolina with loyalty, integrity and true professionalism.” said Colonel McNeill.  “Always strive to do the right thing.  Remain committed to the Patrol’s core principles and values, as well as always adhering to the Constitution and laws of our great state.”


The graduates reported to their respective duty stations on Wednesday, September 25, to begin a demanding field training program.  A list of the graduates with their home county and assigned duty station is attached.

View the roster now: 148th Basic Highway Patrol School

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