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The DUNN POLICE DEPARTMENT is searching for FELICITIA PEREZ
April 13, 2014 9:53 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, FELICITIA PEREZ.

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The Chapel Hill Police Department is searching for Kathryn Loreena Perkins
March 31, 2014 12:21 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Kathryn Loreena Perkins.

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The Raleigh Police Department is searching for John Jacob Harris
February 28, 2014 12:11 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, John Jacob Harris.

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The Raleigh Police Department is searching for Michelle Marie Scott
February 10, 2014 3:35 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Michelle Marie Scott.

Alcohol Law Enforcement

    Director B.W. Collier

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) is a section within the Law Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Safety. Created in 1977, ALE's primary focus was as the lead enforcement agency for the state's alcoholic beverage control laws. Since its formation, ALE's role has expanded to include the enforcement of controlled substance, tobacco, lottery and gambling laws, as well as the administration of the Boxing Authority and bingo program.

Community Impact is the measure of all  investigations conducted by special agents of Alcohol Law Enforcement. ALE  special agents take a leadership role in the investigation of complex, multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking organizations as well as investigations targeting problem ABC permitted establishments. These problem establishments often serve as a haven for violence, violations of the ABC laws, gaming violations, money laundering and other criminal activity. By partnering with sheriffs offices, police departments, federal agencies and other state agencies, our diverse and highly skilled workforce proudly serves the citizens of North Carolina through the criminal and regulatory enforcement of the state's alcohol, narcotics and gaming statutes.

ALE's 110 sworn special agents are empowered with broad authority as peace officers to investigate, arrest, and take enforcement action for any criminal offense, and their territorial jurisdiction extends throughout North Carolina. ALE special agents may perform any law enforcement duty assigned by the secretary of Public Safety or the governor. Special agents must have detailed knowledge of the laws of arrest, search and seizure, handling of firearms, and use of deadly force. Some investigations may require lengthy surveillance, undercover operations, or other advanced techniques to collect the evidence necessary for court or administrative hearings.

In addition to conducting criminal investigations, ALE special agents also perform many public safety functions. As a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), ALE routinely provides assistance to FEMA, state, and local authorities by providing humanitarian relief to victims and emergency services following natural disasters. ALE special agents are often called upon to assist local law enforcement with all aspects of routine police duties to supplement departments in their disaster efforts, including responding to calls for service; routine patrol; staffing checkpoints; and conducting search and rescue missions.

The DPS Mission

Safeguard and preserve the lives and property of the people of North Carolina through prevention, protection and preparation with integrity and honor.

Goals of DPS

Prevent: We are the model for preventing and reducing crime.

Protect: North Carolina is safe for living, working and visiting.

Prepare: We are leaders in public safety readiness, communication and coordination.

Perform: We excel in every facet of our work - Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, National Guard, Adult Correction, Juvenile Justice and Quality of Administrative Services.

People: We will value each other like family.

Report Violations | 1-877-ALE-AGENT

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