NC Highway Patrol puts promotions on hold due to investigation into testing process allegation

NC Highway Patrol puts promotions on hold due to investigation into testing process allegation
North Carolina State Highway Patrol promotions are being put on hold due to an investigation into an allegation that the promotional testing process was compromised. (via North Carolina State Highway Patrol)

NORTH CAROLINA (WBTV) - North Carolina State Highway Patrol promotions are being put on hold due to an investigation into an allegation that the promotional testing process was compromised.

“I am saddened and concerned about the allegation,” SHP Colonel Glenn McNeill stated. “I take this allegation seriously and directed for the internal investigation to get underway without delay.”

Promotions are being put on hold until further notice as a result of an anonymous allegation.

Officials say this allegation was received by the Highway Patrol on June 20. After meeting with North Carolina State University officials the following day, Colonel McNeill decided to initiate an Internal Affairs investigation.

Officials say the Highway Patrol, in partnership with N.C. State University, developed the formal promotional process which consists, in part, of written exams involving job task scenarios and knowledge of Highway Patrol policy and procedures. These exams and other relevant factors are used to create annual promotional lists which normally become effective at beginning of each new fiscal year.

On June 26, however, the Highway Patrol notified members of the Highway Patrol that the promotional list would not be released on July 1 as anticipated.

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