Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is responsible for the care, custody and supervision of all adults and juveniles sentenced after conviction for violations of North Carolina law.

For adults, sentences range from probation served in the community to active prison sentences served in one of the state's prison facilities. After prison, there is a period of post-release supervison for offenders to help them transition more successfully back to the community.  For those who commit technical violations of probation there is Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV).

For juveniles, the focus is on strengthening families, promoting delinquency prevention, supporting core social institutions, intervening immediately and effectively when delinquent behavior occurs, and identifying and controlling the small group of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders in the local communities.

NC National Guard

The North Carolina National Guard is an all volunteer force of nearly 12,000 soldiers and airmen who serve in both federal and state capacities. On order, the North Carolina National Guard deploys military capabilities, in support of state and/or national authorities, in order to protect the lives and properties of fellow citizens, defend the state and nation and secure our American way of life.

Emergency Management

North Carolina Emergency Management works side-by-side with local communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate damage from disasters across the state. The agency deploys state resources when needed and coordinates with neighboring states and the federal government to augment staffing and resources as appropriate. They are prepared to respond to any crisis with search and rescue teams, emergency response teams, and many other resources at their disposal.

North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency

The NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency administers HUD-funded Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery.

Alcohol Law Enforcement

The Alcohol Law Enforcement division is the lead enforcement agency for the state’s alcoholic beverage control, lottery and tobacco laws. As such, the 109 ALE special agents target problem ABC-licensed and illegal establishments that serve as havens for violence, drugs, gang  activity, organized crime, money laundering and other criminal activity. 

State Capitol Police

The primary mission of the North Carolina State Capitol Police  is to provide a safe and secure environment for public officials, state employees and visitors within the North Carolina State Government Complex and at state-owned properties throughout Wake County.

State Highway Patrol

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol's primary mission is to reduce collisions and make the highways of North Carolina as safe as possible.


The Administration Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety provides a wide variety of core support functions for the Department’s numerous interrelated services. These core support services include Information Technology, Budget Management, Procurement and Contract Management, Property Management, Administrative Services, Fleet Operations, Victim and Employee Support.

Professional Standards, Policy and Strategic Planning

The Professional Standards, Policy and Planning Division’s role is to ensure that our employees fulfill our mission in an honest, respectful, fair and safe way—operating with the highest ethical standards. While promoting and ensuring legal compliance with State, Federal and Departmental regulations and policies, as well as audit findings, our goal is to also identify training needs and best practices. The division includes: Office of Special Investigations, Internal Audit, Policy and Strategic Planning as well as Private Protective Services.