Frank L. Perry
|Frank L. Perry|
Governor Pat McCrory named Frank L. Perry secretary of the Department of Public Safety on Aug. 21, 2013. Previously, he was the commissioner of the Division of Law Enforcement where he oversaw the operations of Emergency Management, State Highway Patrol, Alcohol Law Enforcement and State Capitol Police.
Perry served as director of Investigations and Public Affairs for the Foundation for Ethics in Public Service. He also served 22 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent and senior manager retiring as head of the Raleigh/Durham FBI Office. In addition, he has served as director of Investigations for the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor and has worked with the N.C. State Ethics Commission.
Perry is an extension assistant professor at North Carolina State University in the School of Public and International Affairs.
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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