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Highway Patrol Changes How Assignments Are Handled

Posted April 14, 2008 2:11 p.m. EDT

— Starting in the fall of 2008, potential North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers will find out where they will work before attending training.

Highway Patrol Commander Col. W. Fletcher Clay expects that information to help in recruiting. “Hopefully this will attract applicants that were hesitant about applying because of the uncertainty of their duty station assignment,” he said.

In the past cadets didn't get their assignment until just before graduation.

Basic training for the highway patrol will begin Oct. 1 for existing North Carolina law enforcement officers and Nov. 12 for others.