Governor Considers Highway Patrol Oversight

North Carolina's governor is considering new oversight of the state's beleaguered Highway Patrol.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Gov. Beverly Perdue is talking with Mike Robertson, the commissioner of the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson confirms Perdue has discussed the possibility with Robertson but no formal offer has been made.

The governor met Wednesday with 160 patrol supervisors across the state, demanding an end to a string of embarrassing ethical lapses. But she made no leadership changes.

Perdue probably wouldn't be able to replace patrol commander Col. Randy Glover with Robertson because state law requires that the commander come from within the agency.

Robertson would not talk about the potential move.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on Jul 9, 2010 at 02:21 PM
    well as an concerned citizen,i really don't understand why so many troopers are in the city when they should be on the highways,like i95, 264, 64,and on good day you will see more in the county and the city.go tackle some real speeders and drunks.
  • by Scott on Jul 9, 2010 at 09:05 AM
    Yahoo... More bureaucracy....
  • by Toby on Jul 9, 2010 at 08:23 AM
    WHAT????? Turn the NCSHP over to DMV for oversight. Remember a few years back when DMV was being investigated for outright corruption. Talk about having the fox guard the hen house.
  • by Cover it up Location: ENC on Jul 9, 2010 at 07:22 AM
    The state guys are a bunch of darlings relative to the sort of problems there are with out of control plain clothes law enforcement employees in Jacksonville and Onslow County.
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Jul 9, 2010 at 06:30 AM
    Since "booze it and loose it" "click it or ticket" programs were such big hits. The NCHP's new operation "straighten up and fly right" might be coming soon to a trooper near you. (key word - might)
  • by Beachbum3 on Jul 9, 2010 at 06:18 AM
    As long as the state leadership continues to run state government as a business instead of as a government agency an continues to allow big coporate business intrusions into the day today operations of state government for political expedence these kind of incidents will continue to presist un abated regardless of what kind of oversights that are put into place. when she wises up an returns to the running of state government as a government agency an not some heavy hand business run enity then thing wil in all likelyhood get better again . thank you

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