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The Sampson County Sheriff's Office is searching for William Earl Powell
May 26, 2015 7:27 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, William Earl Powell.

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The Winston Salem Police Department is searching for Karen Jane Parrish
May 15, 2015 2:18 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Karen Jane Parrish.

Department of Public Safety

The overall mission of the Department of Public Safety is to improve the quality of life for North Carolinians by reducing crime and enhancing public safety.

The secretary serves as the sole representative on the Governor's Cabinet for the state's law enforcement, correction and emergency response community.

The department focuses citizen and legislative attention on law enforcement and public safety issues, such as the supervision of offenders in prison or in juvenile detention centers and in community supervision, drinking and driving, underage access to alcohol and tobacco, the proper use of child safety seats, crime prevention and preparation for natural disasters.

In addition to natural disasters, the department is constantly updating plans and providing training for local officials to respond to emergencies such as terrorism, communicable diseases, nuclear power plant incidents and civil unrest.

This agency  serves as the coordinating agency for North Carolina's homeland security preparedness.



Department of Public Safety overview brochure

NCDPS Organizational Chart

Number of positions : 

Administration   689
Adult Correction   20,067
Alcohol Law Enforcement   119
Emergency Management   194
Crime Commission   25
Juvenile Justice   1,319
National Guard   187
State Capitol Police   94
State Highway Patrol   2,284
Victim Services   19
Total   24,997


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