Highway Patrol Trooper

Statewide, NC
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

160th Basic Short School scheduled to begin August 20, 2023
Application Deadline is February 17, 2023
 This is a for applicants who ARE CURRENTLY CERTIFIED BY NORTH CAROLINA IN BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING (OR APPLICANTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A BLET COURSE TO GRADUATE BEFORE August 20, 2023)

161st Basic Short School scheduled to begin August 27, 2023
Application Deadline is February 17, 2023
This is a Western Basic School and will be conducted at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC
Applicants living in Troops E, F, G and the counties of Cleveland, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Anson and Union will be eligible to apply for the 161st Basic School 

This is for applicants who ARE CURRENTLY CERTIFIED BY NORTH CAROLINA IN BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING (OR APPLICANTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A BLET COURSE TO GRADUATE BEFORE August 27, 2023)


 Age- Must be 21 years of age by the first day of basic school to apply and no more than 39 years of age on the first day of Patrol Basic School.**
As a member of our team, you will contribute to public safety by enforcing traffic laws and reducing crime on public streets and highways in North Carolina. Duties include assisting the public in emergencies; investigating highway accidents; apprehending violators of the law and/or issuing warnings; testifying in court; and assisting other law enforcement agencies to ensure public safety.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Age – TO APPLY APPLICANT MUST BE 21 years of age by the first day of basic school and no more than 39 years of age on the first day of Basic School.
  • Must have High School diploma or equivalency (GED)
  • Must be a Citizen of the United States or Naturalized Citizen
  • No Felony Offenses, no serious misdemeanor convictions, good driving record
  • Applicants must be willing to live and work in any area of the state of NC
  • Vision – Must have 20/30 vision in each eye: uncorrected vision of no more than 20/200 in each eye corrected to 20/30 in each eye
  • Physically fit
  • A qualified cadet must meet Medical, Physical, Psychological and Background Requirements:  Pass COOPER Fitness Test; Score at or above 10 th grade reading level on standardize test; Successfully complete polygraph examination, complete background investigation, review boards, physical exam to include drug screening; and psychological exam.
     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / CompetenciesThe successful Officer Demonstrates:

  • Ability to learn, interpret and impartially apply the applicable provisions of the motor vehicle laws of North Carolina.
  • Ability to collect and present information on patrol activities and investigations in oral and written form.
  • Ability to deal with authority but courteously with the general public.
  • Ability to read calmly and quickly under emergency conditions.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants are required to have a High School Diploma or GED.   Necessary special qualifications: possession of a valid nc driver’s license.  Special necessary qualification state employees engaged in law enforcement work, as defined by state statute, are subject to and must meet the applicable education, and training standards as defined and established by the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.