Prevent. Protect. Prepare.

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.

DPS employees supervise offenders in prison, in juvenile detention centers and in community supervision. State troopers enforce North Carolina highway laws, and Emergency Management personnel help plan for and recover from man-made or natural disasters.

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   Personal Safety

Protect yourself from harm's way by using common sense and a few standard security devices. Learn More

   Child Safety

Encourage a safe, secure environment in which children can play, learn and grow in local communities. Learn More


Physical Address

North Carolina Department of Public Safety
512 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27604