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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  • by Hank Location: Outer Banks on Sep 15, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    Just wondering if this "Glover" was a former student of mine at Benvenue HS while I was doing my student teaching. If so , I surely do whis he would get in touch with me.
  • by Tony Smith Location: Vanceboro on Aug 16, 2009 at 07:15 PM
    I have retired from law enforcement with 30 years of service. I first met Col. Glover when he came to Craven County.While he was here he made line Sgt. and was transfered. He came back to Craven Co. as First Sgt. From the first to the last time I saw him, he impressed me. He always had common scense that he always used as well as the law books. I never heard anyone say they did not like him as a trooper or person. I am sure there are other troopers that were qualified for the job as Colonel, but it is my opinion that Gov. Perdue made a very good choice. All I can say is good luck, and may God bless you and your family in your new job as Colonel of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
  • by peter johnson Location: greenville on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:07 PM
    sometimes police/troopers go to scenes with no sirens or lights on so they arent heard coming. who are we to say that they arent responding to a call. maybe its not important enough to flip the lights on, yet important enough to get there in a timely fashion.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 7, 2009 at 04:05 PM
    Bob, if you still had that old 3 wheeled clunker, Obama would give you $4500.00 of taxpayers money for it.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    David, I did not mean to put all volunteer fireman in the same circle of morons. For the most part, like anything else there are lots of good in any profession that is legal. We all have those that make the rest of us look bad. Congrats to the new Colonel and I do wish him the best of luck in his new position. He has a tough job, one that I would not want to take and not many could take!
  • by Lucky Location: Gville on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    I agree with you Chris Location: Greenville on Aug 7, 2009 at 02:30 PM. Congrats Col. Randy Glover on his promotion, I hope you make a difference. Plus, I have never gotten a speeding ticket for driving the speed limit or 5 miles over.
  • by David Location: Blounts Creek on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:16 PM
    Chris from Greenville, I am a volunteer ff with a blinking red light and i am not a redneck! Truth is we all speed at some point to a scene when we should have slowed down. I have done it and im sure you have done it as well. How about we just stick to the story and say congratulations to Col Randy Glover and wish him well in his position. Troopers, EMS, FF's and local LEOS all work together and we shouldn't be criticizing each other.
  • by WOOOO Location: Greenville on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:11 PM
    This didn't start from the HP writing tickets it started because they speed around with no emergencies. Why don't they get reprimanded??? So how does it float both ways if police never get in trouble for speeding pointlessly?
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    LOL @ the meal comments.. I always love those comments, like no one else gets a lunch break or has to eat at all. You can definitely tell who has been caught speeding and enjoys crying about it!
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    I can see nothing but the "can't do anything to please me" crowd is in here today. The boat floats both ways in regards to speeding, (1) I have seen as a law enforcement officer, COUNTLESS times where some redneck volunteer fireman with his little blinking light is driving at mach 3 to get to a accident scene where he can direct traffic or stand on the side of the road and chat with his buddies. (2) Most districts do not routinely have 4-5 troopers working at the same time on a regular basis. If they are doing some kind of campaign, they may have more out. If you are speeding, you are speeding.. point blank. I don't care if you are late for work, have equipment to move, etc. I want my family safe from the morons on the roadway that think because they are late that they own the highway. If you want your family out on the roadways where there is no regards to any laws I hope you find that place and let your kids/wife ride that road. I hope that the ncshp ticket every last one of them!
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