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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD is searching for James Clifton Parke
May 28, 2015 7:19 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, James Clifton Parke.

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The Winston Salem Police Department is searching for Pauleen Patricia Bapties
May 27, 2015 6:07 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Pauleen Patricia Bapties.

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The Fayetteville Police Department is searching for David Jones
May 27, 2015 3:33 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, David Jones.

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The Sampson County Sheriff's Office is searching for William Earl Powell
May 26, 2015 7:27 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, William Earl Powell.

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The Winston Salem Police Department is searching for Karen Jane Parrish
May 15, 2015 2:18 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Karen Jane Parrish.

Frank L. Perry

Frank L. Perry

Governor Pat McCrory named Frank L. Perry secretary of the Department of Public Safety on Aug. 21, 2013. As secretary of DPS, Perry oversees a department of more than 26,000 sworn law enforcement and civilian employees, along with 11,000 North Carolina National Guard soldiers. Perry is the state's Homeland Security advisor, and in this capacity has DPS personnel assigned to nine federal task forces that combat a multitude of public safety threats from violent crime to terrorism.

Before his appointment as secretary, he was the commissioner of the department's Division of Law Enforcement. Prior to that, Perry obtained extensive law enforcement experience serving 23 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent and senior level supervisor. He retired from the FBI as head of the Raleigh/Durham FBI Office.

Perry is a lecturer in the School of Public & International Affairs at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. A North Carolina native, Perry was educated at Wake Forest University and the University of Miami. He holds a doctorate in ethics and political philosophy.

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