DPS Dispatch

The North Carolina State Capitol Police force headquartered in downtown Raleigh is charged with providing a safe and secure environment for employees and visitors to the State Government Complex and other state-owned properties. To recognize the hard work and dedication of these officers, Governor Roy Cooper declared December 4 – 11, 2022, as State Capitol Police Officers’ Week in North Carolina.

When the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act went into effect in 2019, the Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention faced a new challenge.

Hurricane Ian struck a devastating blow to southwest Florida before rolling through North Carolina with relatively minor impact. Several N.C. Emergency Management employees and North Carolina responders who originally had braced 

The training scenario — multiple escapees and hostages — required Prisons special teams from across the state to collaborate, making the sum greater than its individual, formidable parts.

Congratulations to 75 DPS law enforcement professionals who were recently recognized for their professional accomplishments. They were awarded Advanced Law Enforcement Certificates on Friday, Nov. 4 by the N.C.

Six Sampson Correctional Institution offenders enrolled at Campbell University were inducted Wednesday into a national honors society for nontraditional college students.

It is the darkest day in Prisons history. On Oct. 12, 2017, four staff members of Pasquotank Correctional Center died during an escape attempt. Five years later, prison employees memorialized their fallen colleagues.

On Friday, September 23, 2022, Pamlico Correctional Institution held its 45th graduation for the New Leash on Life Program. The program had been temporarily suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

An internship is a great way for someone to determine a career path. Sometimes the internship “path” can take one on a different route to the same job as others.

A few weeks ago on the morning of Aug. 31, Robeson Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV) Center and Geo Reentry Services joined forces to make International Overdose Awareness Day a memorable occasion. What the staff didn’t know was that this event would become more impactful than they could have imagined.

Lincoln Correctional Center has a long history of community involvement. As part of its commitment to helping those in need, the facility donates large quantities of produce to the local food banks, women's shelters and other organizations every year.

Every day, the more than 2,000 officers of Community Corrections carry out their sometimes unheralded mission as Probation/Parole Officers for the State of North Carolina. 

While you might not have noticed them in your community, they provide critical public service at all hours of the day and night.

Class 20 became the Class of ’22.

The 20th crop of future leaders in Adult Corrections was supposed to finish the year-long Corrections Leadership Development Program back in 2020. Then COVID-19 struck.

It’s hard to imagine a child who’s never experienced the smell of a forest while standing in the middle of a host of majestic trees swaying in the breeze; never experienced the sound of lake waves lapping onto the shore; or felt the joy of overcoming a fear of heights in front of their peers.

That’s the case with many juveniles housed in state youth development centers or juvenile detention centers. However, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than 40 juveniles enjoyed (some for the first time) a camping experience at Camp Willow Run in Littleton during the week of May 29-June 3.