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Internal memo tells troopers to shape up

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May 9, 2010 9:00:00 PM PDT
After a series of scandals involving North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers - including officers accused of having sex on duty - the top brass has had enough.

ABC11 has obtained a memo from Highway Patrol Colonel Randy Glover that lays down the law. It basically says anyone who embarrasses the organization will be looking for work.

Click here to read the letter to supervisors and other personnel of Troop D

Click here to read the memo entitled "How we are leaders"

The memo sent to supervisors says troopers are expected to do the right thing on and off duty.

"The problems within law enforcement are nothing new. It just so happens that all of these involved the Highway Patrol and all were made public through the media," writes Glover. "The first standard that all members should understand is there is a zero tolerance for such behavior."

Believe it or not, there's even a section of the memo that says: "Sex on duty - they know it's wrong; they do it anyway, why?"

And it's not just sex, Glover says troopers who post embarrassing things on social media sites like Facebook and YouTube can expect punishment.

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