DPS Dispatch

BEEEEEEEEP! “This is a test of the Emergency Alert System.”

Many of us know that familiar test from radio and TV, and on August 11, many people in the United States will receive it on their cell phones.

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Dr. Eric Barnes was surprised and honored when he was notified of his selection as the Juvenile Justice section’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.

Summer is the time of year many North Carolinians choose to travel and participate in outdoor activities. Whether you’re visiting the mountains, the coast or somewhere in between, keep these safety tips in mind all summer long.

Margaret McNamara, wife of then-Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, helped launch Reading is Fundamental (RIF) in 1966 after discovering children at a Washington, D.C. school did not have books of their own to read. She wanted reading to be a fun part of everyday life.

We are about a month into hurricane season. Forecasters have predicted an above normal season and already there have been a few named storms.

When C.A. Dillon Youth Development Center in Butner was closed in 2016 as part of the 2014 Juvenile Justice Strategic Plan, youths housed at Dillon were relocated into the newly reopened Edgecombe Youth Development Center.

Whether you are a longtime homeowner or first-time buyer, purchasing insurance can be an intimidating task. The beginning of hurricane season is a great time to look at the types of insurance coverage you have and determine if it is adequate.

Healthcare workers, especially nurses, have built a name for themselves as those wanting to serve others. The Department of Public Safety Nursing Resource Liaison Ramesh “Ram” Upadhyaya is the epitome of public servant and has spent his entire career serving others.

For Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month, the health care team at N.C. Correctional Institution for Women has recognized seven members of its nursing staff.

Every day across the state members of the NC Department of Public Safety – whether sworn or civilian – serve to protect the lives and property of those living in and visiting our state.

For nearly 40 years, May 25 has been declared National Missing Children's Day. The annual designation, which began in 1983, is designed to draw attention to and prioritize child safety.

Protect, prevent and prepare. Employees throughout the Department of Public Safety embody this mission daily as they safeguard and preserve the lives and property of North Carolinians. Across the state DPS employees conduct their jobs in variety of ways supporting the mission.

Rapid molecular testing is anticipated to save Prisons time and money

N.C. Prisons has invested in a newly approved COVID-19 testing platform, eliminating the need for outside labs to test for the virus.

Spring is in the air, summer is around the corner and people are enjoying pleasant weather across North Carolina. Hikers are making their way along a mountain trail where a waterfall cascades to the stream below.