Department of North Carolina
STUDENT TROOPER PROGRAM
It is our belief that the young men and women who participate in the
Student Trooper Program
will develop favorable attitudes toward Law Enforcement and will articulate those
attitudes throughout their communities and among their peers.
Cadets participate in morning physical training, close order drill, and disciplined conduct throughout the day under the watchful eyes of counselors and instructors.
Cadets participate in a wide variety of instructional sessions. They learn the use of police skills, including drug detection, firearms safety, and precision driving, just to name a few. There are also tours in Raleigh, NC of the Capitol, Legislative Building, Governor's Mansion, and the Highway Patrol Headquarters and Communications Center. Instructors from the NC Highway Patrol other phases of Law Enforcement and related subjects are integrated into the week's program.
Cadets must have successfully
completed their junior year of high school and of
good moral character.
Cadets must be sponsored by an American Legion Post.
Students who have successfully completed their junior or senior year can be accommodated at the training center, so be sure to get applications in early.
The application must be submitted through a local American Legion post. Applications may be obtained by calling Department Headquarters or using the order form also enclosed with the mailing.