DPS Dispatch

The holiday season brings to the surface the things that matter most and it is important to take the steps to protect them. Emergency Management and law enforcement experts from the Department of Public Safety share some tips to help you and your family remain safe during the holidays.

Prisons’ first field ministers graduate from college, 

It’s always nice to be recognized for your hard work. Just ask the special agents at ALE who were pleased recently when their division was awarded the Agency of the Year Award by the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association.

Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season and has made a name for itself as the largest shopping day of the year. Many friends and family members shop together and plan for a day of scoring deals upon deals.

The North Carolina Correctional Association gathered for its 42nd year of intensive training on handling gangs in prison, building leadership skills, supporting colleagues and more.

After the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dropped several inches of rain in Western North Carolina, record flooding occurred along the Pigeon River resulting in six fatalities.

The North Carolina Emergency Management Association (NCEMA) held its annual meeting recently and presented awards for 2020 and 2021. These awards included the Col. William A.

The National Alliance of Black School Educators has selected Juvenile Justice Student Transition Counselor Dr. Michael Tyrone Williams as the 2021 W.E.B. DuBois Higher Education Award recipient. Dr. Williams will receive the award at the NABSE annual conference Nov. 13 in Los Angeles. 

This has been a busy year for the N.C. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), a FEMA program managed by N.C. Emergency Management (NCEM).

The school year is well underway with challenges brought forth by the pandemic and in-person vs. remote learning. 

N.C. Emergency Management echoes the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) theme for National Fire Prevention Week, which was Oct. 3 - 9, and encourages everyone to Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

Michael O’Key is one of millions who walked onto a college campus this fall. However, his journey to get there was far from typical.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is participating in “Operation Clear Track” this week (Sept. 20-26). The safety initiative is part of Rail Safety Week that is held in an effort to reduce preventable deaths and injuries near trains and train tracks.

In the aftermath of the recent storms that dumped heavy rain on western North Carolina, a Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) was deployed to support the Haywood County Communications Center, in providing some relief for the telecommunicators there who worked through the storm an