DPS Dispatch

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed the week of April 8 – 14, 2108 as Crime Victims’ Rights Week in North Carolina, mirroring the national observance that honors victims of crime and recognizing the state’s commitment to care for the needs of crime victims and their families.

Jim Blackburn recalls compassionate PPOs as critical piece to his successful reentry

When there is a major incident that captures the headlines, people will talk about it, form committees and dust off response plans in the days and weeks following, all with the best intentions.

Curriculum restructure improves officer safety, retention, and job satisfaction

North Carolina is changing the way it trains new correctional officers so they are better prepared for the roles they play inside the state’s prisons.

The first meeting of the Prison Reform Advisory Board on March 20 was another important step in the endeavor towards improving operations and making prisons safer for employees, the inmates, visitors and ultimately the public.

The Juvenile Justice Section recognized five of its general instructors earlier this month during an awards ceremony held during the Section’s annual General Instructors meeting.

Leaders of the state’s 55 prisons repeatedly heard two consistent messages from senior management and presenters during their meetings in Raleigh on March 12-13: You are the messenger in your facilities, and it is essential to communicate and listen to your staff.

Loyal. Compassionate. Visionary. Those are just a few of the words friends and colleagues used to describe Scott Hunter, the longest-serving chief in the history of State Capitol Police.

Twenty-four men and women proudly took the oath of office as they became graduates of the first basic probation/parole officer training in 2018.

On Feb. 7-9, Interim Chief Deputy Secretary Reuben Young and Director of Prisons Kenneth Lassiter resumed their visits to the state’s prisons by heading west.

Leadership from the State Highway Patrol, N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program and local communities gathered in Clayton on Friday for the launch of the “Survive the Drive” campaign to highlight the dangers of speeding and distracted driving on rural roads.

We want you.

That well-publicized slogan on the Uncle Sam posters during World War II still applies. But this time it is the NC Department of Public Safety doing the recruiting and the agency is reaching out to military families.

Governor Roy Cooper is making good on his promise to make North Carolina safer by helping people leaving the state’s prisons become productive members of their communities.

According to the 18th century English poet Alfred Austin, “To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” With that in mind, Juvenile Justice Health Services has initiated a unique partnership with N.C.

Secretary Hooks and some of his executive team continue gathering feedback from employees about safety in prisons through listening sessions and other venues. They are hearing from employees across the state at all ranks and levels of experience.