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Gov. McCrory and the Department of Public Safety Gives Employment Boost to Veterans

RALEIGH – To keep North Carolina veterans in state, Governor Pat McCrory launched the NC Military Pipeline program for transitioning and newly separated veterans.  One component of the Governor’s Program is designed to match veterans’ military skills and experience with high demand jobs across the State. A concerted effort from the Governor’s office and the Department of Public Safety is directly targeting veterans for jobs.

“Military veterans have a proven record as State Troopers, and we welcome these efforts to fold more into our ranks,” said Colonel Bill Grey.  “For those who have stepped up and served our country, these extra points are well deserved.” Since the Patrol’s inception in 1929, the agency has attracted veterans to its ranks because of the similar paramilitary rank structure. As one part of this initiative, the Highway Patrol is offering veterans preference points when they apply for employment.

About 27,000 personnel will leave the military in 2015.  In an effort to reach our veterans, Highway Patrol recruiters and Adult Corrections personnel are visiting military bases across the state.  Applications are currently being accepted for the 140th Basic Highway Patrol Academy. Deadline for submitting an application is Friday, August 21.

Eligible military service members must work in collaboration with their Transition Readiness office and the Governor’s Office team. To confirm attendance at a hiring event, send an email to with your name and contact information. All applicants must also apply through the Office of State Human Resources’ website: State HP Application .  Those who have successfully registered through this site and confirmed attendance with the Governor’s Office Team can meet with SHP recruiters who will be on hand at Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, on Monday, June 15and Friday, July 24.

For more information on the State Highway Patrol, veterans can go to, or contact SHP State Recruiter, Sgt. Terra Miller, at (919) 662-4430 or or Melissa Werner at the Governor’s Office (919) 814-2013 or

By the North Carolina Department of Public Safety


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