Blog: DPS Dispatch

Boating is a great activity that most anyone can enjoy. There are so many things to do while on the water from water sports to fishing or just going for a ride. Follow these tips to make sure everyone stays safe while enjoying the fun.  Life jackets save lives

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Es a principios de mayo y COVID-19 domina nuestros pensamientos y los titulares de las noticias. La temporada de huracanes esta lejos de nuestras mentes y pensamientos. Aunque no lo es. Comienza el 1 de junio y se extiende hasta el 30 de noviembre. Ahora es el momento de prepararse para garantizar que su familia esté segura en caso de que un huracán afecte su hogar. Del 3 al 9 de mayo es la Semana de Preparación para Huracanes, y es el momento de prepararse para la próxima temporada. Siga los consejos a continuación para estar listo cuando golpee una tormenta.   Kit de Emergencia

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There isn’t a profession inside or outside law enforcement where employees have to work in an enclosed area with convicted felons every minute of every day. That’s just an average day for correctional officers in North Carolina’s state prisons, and what they do keeps people safe.

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First responders may be the first ones to arrive at the scene of emergencies, but they are not the first person someone talks to when they call for help. Telecommunicators are the ones who answer those calls for assistance and relay information to first responders. 

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A medida que más y más habitantes de Carolina del Norte están trabajando, aprendiendo o simplemente consumiendo más contenido digital, a través de sus computadoras, desde sus hogares debido a COVID-19, nunca ha habido un mejor momento para hablar sobre seguridad en Internet. Los ciberdelincuentes utilizan emergencias como la pandemia de coronavirus para robar información personal o datos de las compañías. Las estafas se pueden llevar a cabo a través de correo electrónico, mensajes de texto, publicaciones en redes sociales e incluso sitios web de apariencia legítima.

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On Tuesday, March 10, Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency as part of North Carolina’s preparedness plan for the new coronavirus or COVID-19.  North Carolina is no stranger to State of Emergency declarations, with several being issued in anticipation of or response to hurricanes over the last few years. 

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Attending a Department of Public Safety career fair is a wonderful chance for you to learn about employment opportunities within the department. Positions vary from engineers to State Highway Patrol troopers to IT professionals to special agents and many more. DPS has representatives from its divisions to share the various career options available. Before attending, read over our tips to help make the most of your time spent at a DPS career fair.  Dress to impress

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Governor Declares March 1-7 Severe Weather Preparedness Week Showers are beginning to help flowers and trees to develop buds, birds are singing early morning songs, and the sound of thunder is rumbling across the sky. Spring is a thing of beauty in North Carolina, but it is also the most active season for tornados and severe thunderstorms.  As you are getting the garden ready for all that will begin to bloom in the next few months, also be thinking severe weather preparedness.   

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Do you know how to respond when an emergency happens while in your vehicle?  Driving requires you to be safe and attentive at all times. Many things you encounter on the road are out of your control. Do you know how to respond safely when certain situations happen to your car while driving? Troopers from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol suggest drivers follow the quick tips below to enure they know how to safely navigate emergencies while behind the wheel. Break downs

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