RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 17 new troopers at a graduation ceremony for the 143rd Basic Highway Patrol School. The celebration ended 15 weeks of extensive academic and physical training.
The ceremony was held at the Colonial Baptist Church in Cary at 10 a.m. The oath of office was administered by Justice Robin E. Hudson, Supreme Court of North Carolina. Colonel G. M. McNeill Jr., the 27th Commander of the State Highway Patrol provided remarks to those in attendance.
“Today you are becoming an ambassador for this great state, not only to North Carolinians but to those who visit from other states and other countries,” said Colonel Glenn M. McNeill Jr. “As ambassadors, you must serve with loyalty, integrity and professionalism; the patrol’s core values that should be reflected in every action made.”
The cadets will report to their respective duty stations on Wednesday, December 27th to begin a rigorous field training program.