Highway Patrol http://publicradioeast.org en Shortage of State Troopers in our area http://publicradioeast.org/post/shortage-state-troopers-our-area <p><br>Recent media reports have indicated a lack of Highway Patrol in eastern North Carolina. Captain John Nyberg of Troop A &nbsp;says&nbsp; the shortage is real and they have sustained a minimum of troopers for years. Nyberg says&nbsp;Troop A currently employs&nbsp;121 Highway Patrolmen, but the ideal number is 150.</p><p><em>&nbsp;"That number is one that's been around for quite a long time, and you don't have to look that far to see how much the population has increased over the years."</em></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:42:09 +0000 Kelly Batchelor 9112 at http://publicradioeast.org