Highway Patrol Commander Resigns After Meeting With Governor

The commander of the Highway Patrol has resigned after a meeting with the governor and the head of Crime Control and Public Safety.

In a statement, Governor Beverly Perdue says after a brief discussion she accepted Col Randy Glover's resignation.

The governor says next week she will announce a Highway Patrol transition team of outside advisers.

Glover had come under increasing pressure as more and more problems have hit the organization. The latest just this morning when it was announced that a sergeant was suspended amid a criminal investigation.

Glover, who is from New Bern, was appointed by Perdue to lead the patrol just last year. The resignation comes after Perdue met with the patrol's top officials earlier this month and demanded an end to the string of ethical lapses.

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  • by Pese Location: Snow Hill on Jul 18, 2010 at 06:24 PM
    If heads must roll, then why not Lanier Cansler, Secretary of DHHS? Under his watch, there have been numerous incidents at Cherry Hospital and most recently, an incident at The School for the Deaf. For that matter, all of these allegations (including those at the Highway Patrol) occured under Governor Perdue's watch. The HP Commander was hand-picked by her. Let's see now...employees (direct reports)screw up...the department head resigns...so the HP Commander is a direct report to the Governor....maybe she should go next.
  • by Pese on Jul 18, 2010 at 03:46 PM
    Pete it was your duty to report them, if you knew this, And the public official as well, However, that is hindsight, peoples personal and private rights should not be taken away from them, how many drs and nurses do you think text their kids, or what ever when they are at the hospital, it doesnt matter if they are in the hall or sitting in their office, or at the nurses desk, whatever, everyone stays intouch with their families now. troopers should be no different, if its a law they are breaking then get them,,, but if they havent leave them alone, you might as well put them all in the same barrel with the bad ones, and thats not fair, some do work hard at protecting us,
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jul 18, 2010 at 01:53 PM
    I liked it about 20 years ago when a high ranking political figure was throwing a party in lenoir county,troopers everywhere drinking and having a good time.OH! they left driving highway patrol marked cruisers and well liquered up.this is true.
  • by Thomas Location: Bath on Jul 18, 2010 at 04:27 AM
    I feel sorrow for the guiltless hard working troopers that have to work under this black mark, The troopers of Martin and Beaufort counties have always shown explemplary,courteous and professional conduct. Yes they have issued me a deserved ticket in the past. They have my respect for who they are and the work they perform. Thank them, the life they save may be yours!
  • by BassPlyr Location: Greenville on Jul 18, 2010 at 04:11 AM
    How can Govna Padoo demand anything from anybody beacuse of ethical issues. Maybe she should look in the mirror.
  • by time Location: greenville on Jul 17, 2010 at 09:12 PM
    It is time for a clean up with this organization. I know what some of the young women went through, those who were intimidated,stalked or harrassed by a State Trooper. It is frightening to see that blue light and when you pull over, this clown is asking for a date. I hated driving because he lived in my neighborhood. I would take the long way home and pray he was off duty. He was finally transferred and it brought me great relief. I do think it is an invasion of privacy to check their personal cell phones. One thing NC does is over-react and make rush decisions when something goes wrong. Weed out the bad apples and let the others do their job. I will say that they drive too fast and many of them usually are on the cell while on the highway, but they shouldn't lose their civil rights.
  • by Innocent on Jul 17, 2010 at 07:35 PM
    To concerned: Yes that's right, I only knew one but he fits the pattern of the ones that are now being caught in their actions. I work with a government agency and if I get caught drunk drinking, having sex on the job or abusing animals I also will be fired and put on TV. That is why they need to obey the law that they are sworn to do. Why is it that you think they are all so great when at least one is being fired or resigning everyday? I promise you this just did not start happening and if the news media were not reporting it it would be swept on the rug. Sounds to me like you might be one of the NCSHP or one of their "friends". And yes when we pay their salaries it is our place to know what is going on. Oh, how many have been fired or resigned in the last few months? I don't think the answer is "one in a barrel".
  • by srcaufalot Location: farmville on Jul 17, 2010 at 06:51 PM
    Boy he got out just in time cause his job was on the line also ....
  • by Bren on Jul 17, 2010 at 05:41 PM
    Okay with any group, or company or I should say large entities, there are problems, ncshp is no different, however, if the man was doing his job, his personal phone calls and text messages, shouldnt play into this,,, no one has the right to infringe on someones personal calls or text, thats BIG BROTHER ABOUT TO HAPPEN. If hp pays their phone bills or provides them a phone thats one thing, but if it is their personal phones, they need to leave that bird alone. So what if one texts their girlfriends, wife or kids those men and women put their lives on the line, dealing with sick and deadly people every day. i wonder how much bev p stays on the phone, SHES GOT TO BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE, SHES NOT BEING A GOVERNOR. Grant you there are problems there, but let these men and woman do their jobs, and stay out of their personal business
  • by Concealed carry Location: NC on Jul 17, 2010 at 04:30 PM
    OpenCarry: You're hitting on about 50%! Tickets are NOT taxes but fines (punishment) because the driver did not obey the law. What the money is treated like after its paid is another story. They do not "protect" individuals BUT society as a whole (ie: drunk is arrested to protect us all, not just you). Police DO prevent crime, its called proactive law enforcement. Not that you've ever seen much of that in eastern NC but it is real!...and guess what, MORE cops make that happen, not less. As for the crime rate, NC index crimes dropped 8.8% NOT 25%. a decrease of even 20% would mean little to nothing in one report... it would take 4 years of lower numbers to be important. Hey, otherwise, great post!

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