Jane Ammons GilchristGeneral Counsel

Jane Ammons Gilchrist

Jane Ammons Gilchrist serves as the general counsel for the Department of Public Safety.  Before her appointment to this position on March 1, 2017, Gilchrist was the general counsel to the North Carolina Department of Labor, where she provided legal advice to the Commissioner of Labor, all divisions and bureaus; managed program and personnel litigation; as well as developed and promulgated rules. 

Gilchrist’s 25 years of public service began with the District Attorney’s Office in Cumberland County where she worked as an assistant district attorney.  In 1994, she joined the North Carolina Department of Justice and for 17 years she provided legal representation and advice in the Labor section and the Law Enforcement Liaison section to include the State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the ABC Commission. 

She holds an associate’s degree from Peace College, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.