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The Robeson County Sheriff Office is searching for John James Walsh
February 10, 2016 10:29 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, John James Walsh.

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The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is searching for Sandy Todd Canipe
January 20, 2016 5:02 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Sandy Todd Canipe.

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The Sampson County Sheriff Office is searching for Dellamarie Jeannie Wilson
December 1, 2015 9:08 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Dellamarie Jeannie Wilson.

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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