Student Trooper

The purpose of the North Carolina American Legion Student Trooper Program is to create an association between our young people and the men and women who are responsible for enforcing the laws of our State. The American Legion believes that our young people have a strong sense of patriotism and a high regard for Law and Order.

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.

Troopers and Student Troopers

Troopers and Student Troopers pose in front of the American Legion Department of North Carolina Headquarters.


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.