DPS Dispatch

The Great Southeast Shakeout is a week away and you can be part of the growing crowd to participate in the world’s largest earthquake drill on Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m. Join the more than 2.1 million people in the southeast who have registered their organization, school, agency, business or family and are ready to perform a ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’ drill, the recommended action for people to take during an earthquake. Among those joining in the Shakeout are more than 100 North Carolina K-12 schools and districts, which accounts for more than 347,000 of the 364,000 registered participants in the state.

Even though it’s been more than a month since Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc over the Bahamas, there hasn’t been a single day where the storm hasn’t weighed heavily on Josep

D.J. Loftis could not hold back her tears as she said thank you to a team of people for training her family’s service dog, Apollo.

State Highway Patrol troops across the state participated in “Operation Clear Track” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, as part of 2019 Rail Safety Week (Sept. 22-28). “Operation Clear Track” is the largest railroad initiative in the U.S.

The Department of Public Safety’s participation in La Fiesta del Pueblo 2019 did not disappoint as thousands of people packed Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh on Sunday, Sept. 22 to celebrate the Hispanic community during Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Carolina’s Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) bring a variety of skills as well as resources and come from all over to help rebuild communities. A VOAD is a volunteer agency that responds to disasters as part of their overall mission.

Duplin County deputies drove the mother to the hospital with military surplus high-water rescue vehicle obtained from LESS.

Under an innovative therapy program, offenders in Central Prison have been crafting Christmas ornaments before the holiday season.

The work is therapy. The offenders are on the mental health caseload at the state’s largest prison.

Any time an emergency strikes North Carolina, the Department of Public Safety pulls together as a singular entity and focuses on helping to prevent serious injury, prot

When a hurricane or winter storm moves through an area and emergency shelters are opened, Functional Assessment Support Teams (FAST) help those with access and functional needs to find a safe place to stay and provide the resources  they need.

State Disaster Recovery Act provided funding

The humming of a helicopter may not be a sound that many North Carolinians notice day to day, but that sound could mean hope for someone in dire need of rescue.

Many consider dogs to be “man’s best friend,” but can they also be the best coworker? 

August 26 is National Dog Day, and with this unofficial holiday we’d like to recognize the many furry four-legged members within the NC Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) family.

Joel Wood judges at HazMat challengeThe annual South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo (SAFRE) is being held at Raleigh’s Convention Center this year, where fire departments from a

High school graduation is one of the first major milestones a young person can aim to achieve.