Prepare. Prevent. Protect.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is comprised of approximately 6,000 employees, along with about 10,000 North Carolina National Guard soldiers and airmen. Through effective law enforcement, juvenile justice programs, emergency response and recovery and homeland security preparedness, DPS employees help to ensure North Carolina is a safe place to live, work and visit.

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Our Mission:

Safeguard and preserve the lives and property of the people of North Carolina through preparation, prevention and protection with integrity and honor.

Vision Statement:

To provide exceptional public safety services by engaging our communities and investing in our employees.

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