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Agency Selected for State Highway Patrol Review

Posted December 11, 2007

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— The state Department of Crime Control and Public Safety selected an agency to conduct an in-depth review of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Kroll, an international risk consulting company, will conduct the review ordered by Gov. Mike Easley earlier this fall after several troopers resigned or were fired for misconduct. The company will be paid $98,000 for the review.

As part of the review process, a consulting team will meet with the patrol's senior leaders, sworn officers and civilian employees. The consultants will look at hiring, training and promoting policies within the agency.

Kroll is expected to submit a written report of its findings to the department within four months.

“We welcome a thorough internal review by an agency that is experienced and respected in the law enforcement and corporate communities,” Col. Fletcher Clay, the commander of the Highway Patrol, said in a statement. “We look forward to hearing Kroll’s recommendations for how we can more efficiently and effectively serve the citizens of North Carolina.”

The company has conducted similar reviews for law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles and Detroit.

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  • The Fox Dec 11, 2007

    A very easy solution to fix State government. Alternate the political party in power every four years. Right now you have had Democrat Governors and their cronies in power for 4 terms. The political appointees & higher ups have grown very comfortable. What did you voters expect?

  • applesmith Dec 11, 2007

    It want matter what KROLL thinks. The Senior staff with the Patrol have done what they wanted fot years. Rank is a class thing with patrol and very political to get promoted. Theres very little room for promotions until someone retires. Also the conduct of a few cannot be used to judge the rest. Also its who you know not what you know. Rank has alot of perks with the Patrol. Just look at the contact the Sheriff of Wake County made while working at the Govenors mansion. It got Donnie Harrision strong support from certian political leaders. Things want change they will just put a new cover on the book.

  • leo-nc Dec 11, 2007

    "Why cant we up the hiring age for troopers, get some older but wiser."

    If the problem troopers were in their early 20's that might help. However, what good is that going to do when they are 30-40 years old? Nothing.

  • FE Dec 11, 2007

    ANYWHO, please don't SHOUT. (Hint: "Caps Lock" )

  • Mustange Dec 11, 2007

    The ARMY up there age why not the SHP!

  • Mustange Dec 11, 2007

    Why cant we up the hiring age for troopers, get some older but wiser.

  • mylilchev350 Dec 11, 2007

    This outside investigation is just to satisfy the public. There is nothing wrong with the way NCSHP is ran! The Col. has done an outstanding job since he has taken over the patrol. There are just a few bad apples in the group. 8 Troopers out of 1800! That is a great number. Yaw haters out there, keep your opinions to your self..

  • ANYWHO Dec 11, 2007

    P/C CORRECT GOV. WANTS A REVIEW TO SATISFY ALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT HATERS. I AM NOT BEING OBTUSE BUT YOU CAN TAKE THE UGLIEST MAN AND PUT HIM IN A UNIFORM AND WOMEN GO CRAZY. IS THAT WAY IN ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE. POLICE ARE HUMAN JUST LIKE THE REST OF US. SURE THEY MAKE MISTAKES, BUT IS A FRACTION OF THEM. TAKE ANY OTHER AGENCY AND THE SAME OCCURS IF NOT WORSE. THE SHP SCREENS THEIR PEOPLE GOOD AND TRAINS THEM GOOD, BUT YET PEOPLE COMPLAIN. MOSTLY THE ONES WHO HAVE SEEN THE INSIDE OF A BREATHALYZER ROOM. I JUST WISH THE GOV. WOULD TAKE UP FOR THEM MORE INSTEAD OF CAVING IN AND ASKING FOR AN OUTSIDE REVIEW. WHETHER PEOPLE KNOW IT OR NOT, THE N.C.S.H.P. IS PAR TO CALIFORNIA ND SOMETIMES TOPS CA.,,BUT THE LIBERAL POLICE HATERS COULD CARE LESS.MYSELF, I AM PROUD OF THE&WHAT THEY HAVE TO PUT UP WITH. THUGS AND A SPOILED PUBLIC THAT WANTS THEM TO BE STERALIZED.JUST KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK S.H.P. AND WE LOVE AND WORRY ABOUT YOU & POLICE OFFICERS TOO..

  • mrr03 Dec 11, 2007

    Do state taxpayers really need to foot the bill to find out that this agency has a lack of or NO leadership at all. Can you imagine these guys running a real business? Oh!! maybe that's why they are in State Government..no real worth or potential.

  • lilwil Dec 11, 2007

    I tell ya what's wrong, folk in leadership abusing their power and allowing their cronies to do the same...then when they are caught, everybody either gets amnesia or I was not made aware mentality....

    We as citizens have allowed such behavior to go on long enough. All agency have a policy in place...the need to enforce them.

    Instead of hiring these special investigators, contractors, or whatever you call them, take that money to pay them and put it where it is needed.

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