Blog: DPS Dispatch

Las vacunas han cambiado el juego Ha pasado un año desde que la pandemia golpeó por primera vez al sistema penitenciario estatal. Hemos soportado un terrible año de angustia, sorpresa, adaptación y perseverancia; también hemos pasado por la iniciativa de vacunación masiva más compleja logísticamente desde el lanzamiento de la vacuna contra la poliomielitis en la década de 1950. El arduo trabajo está dando frutos; las vacunas están marcando una gran diferencia; están funcionando.

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El Gobernador Roy Cooper proclamó abril mes de Conducción Distraída para llamar la atención sobre las distintas actividades al conducir que pueden hacer que quitemos la vista de la carretera, quitar las manos del volante o interrumpir nuestra concentración. Si bien los conductores que envían mensajes de texto son la causa principal de casos de conducción distraída, existen otras actividades de riesgo que son igualmente peligrosas.

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April is Second Chance Month in North Carolina, a time to consider the challenges facing the more than 20,000 people returning to their communities after leaving prison. At least 1 in 4 North Carolinians have criminal records that often trigger collateral consequences, limiting their housing and employment opportunities. In fact, about 95 percent of people in prison will eventually return to their communities.

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Lieutenant Colonel Donna Carter is the first female to achieve her current rank in the NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP). She joined the Patrol in 1997 as a recruit in the 98th Basic Patrol School, where she graduated alongside two other women cadets.  After graduating from college, Lt. Col. Carter started her professional career as a physical education teacher.  She noticed the professionalism of troopers at events such as the NC State Fair and was drawn to this challenging career path to see if she could persevere the difficult basic training.

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En esta época del año, muchos norcarolinianos preparan sus plantíos y jardines para las lluvias de primavera que ayudarán a que crezcan sus flores y verduras. Aunque la primavera en Carolina del Norte es hermosa, también es la temporada más activa de condiciones severas del tiempo como tormentas eléctricas y tornados. Además de trabajar en sus jardines, también se alienta a los norcarolinianos a ser proactivos y prepararse para afrontar condiciones severas del tiempo. 

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Tangi Jordan doesn’t know why she stopped her car in the rain and cold Feb. 18 morning on her way to work at the Lenoir Youth Development Center in Kinston. She just saw someone who needed help. The facility director noticed several cars pulled off on the side of the road near State Highway 11 as she drove from her home in Winterville toward Greenville and Kinston. Jordan initially thought an accident had occurred but then she saw a large elderly man lying on the ground and a group of women near him. 

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For Black History Month, the Department of Public Safety is spotlighting employees who have gone above and beyond – either through their job or in their free time – to support COVID-19 safety and healing in their communities. Find more inspiring stories here. Director of Business Systems and Reporting Julendia Gaillard joined NCORR about 18 months ago as the next step in a career that includes more than 40 years of IT development, management and teaching.

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For Black History Month, the Department of Public Safety is spotlighting employees who have gone above and beyond – either through their job or in their free time – to support COVID-19 safety and healing in their communities. Find more inspiring stories here.

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COVID-19 ha traído muchos cambios a nuestros estilos de vida, incluidos nuestros ambientes de trabajo. Muchos lugares de trabajo han visto un aumento en el número de empleados que trabajan de forma remota y utilizan herramientas de reuniones virtuales. Como era de esperar, los usuarios de la plataforma de reuniones en línea Zoom aumentaron de 10 millones en diciembre de 2019 a 300 millones en abril de 2020 a medida que comenzaban las restricciones pandémicas en los Estados Unidos.

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For Black History Month, the Department of Public Safety is spotlighting employees who have gone above and beyond – either through their job or in their free time – to support COVID-19 safety and healing in their communities. Find more inspiring stories here.

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Before it happens to you, nobody wants to think about the scary prospect of a missing child, parent or loved one. We’re hesitant to think about it, but one of the first steps in successfully coping with such a dire situation is to prepare mentally for such a possibility by knowing what law enforcement and other resources are available to identify and recover missing persons. 

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Al comenzar un nuevo año, el Departamento de Seguridad Pública ofrece algunos consejos rápidos y fáciles de practicar que lo ayudarán a mantenerse encaminado hacia un 2021 seguro. Ya sea en línea, en casa o fuera de ella, manténgase informado y seguro. Sea Cibernético Inteligente y Seguro

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