Eastern Carolina Man Becomes State Highway Patrol Leader

An Eastern Carolina native was sworn in today as the leader of the State Highway Patrol.

Col. Randy Glover took over as commander of the Highway Patrol on August first. He was sworn in officially as commander today.

Glover is a native of Nashville and a resident of New Bern.

Gov. Beverly Perdue says she had watched Glover rise through the ranks from the time he was assigned in 1987 to patrol the roads around her hometown in New Bern.

Glover is a 29-year veteran of the patrol, where trooper conduct and controversial personnel decisions have been problems. Perdue said Glover has ordered a review of the patrol's management practices and new ethics training for all supervisors.

He replaces Col. Walter Wilson Jr., who announced his retirement in June after one year in the top job.


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