DPS Dispatch

Whenever there are individuals or groups that need assistance, few rise to the occasion better than correctional officers. There are countless stories about their fundraising efforts to support Special Olympics of North Carolina, disaster victims or to show their love and concern during the holidays. They’re also quick to respond to helping each other during times of stress or need. Even during times where an officer doesn’t directly ask for assistance, word spreads throughout the facility and the other officers pool their resources to provide help.

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Maintain Your CyberSecurity Protocol During the Holidays         The holiday season is upon us, kicking off with the opportunity to overstuff ourselves on Thanksgiving dinner come Thursday. Many of us will eat enough to fuel a long winter’s nap as the visions of parades, football or holiday baking shows dance in our heads. It’s the time of year we spend with family and friends, kick off the shoes, loosen the belt and kick back a bit after a long year of hard work. Relaxing is good for the soul, however we need to stay on guard when it comes to cybersecurity.

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Working alongside 26,000 colleagues in North Carolina's largest state agency, it would be easy to conclude that good deeds and excellent work may go unnoticed. Yet today, the Department of Public Safety honored some of the department’s most committed and exceptional employees during its annual Badge of Excellence Awards Ceremony. Secretary Erik A. Hooks and other DPS leaders recognized 18 employees who have made outstanding contributions to the department’s mission of improving quality of life through enhanced public safety.

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of the National Guard.     Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolina coast Sept. 14 as a Category 1 storm, then crawled its way out of the state.   In fact, Florence was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm and moved slow enough - about 5 miles per hour - that someone could have jogged along in the eye of the storm, staying relatively dry. 

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of the Purchasing and Logistics section and Legislative Liaisons.  

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of the State Highway Patrol.   If Hurricane Florence had been a motorist driving through North Carolina, she would have gotten a ticket for going too slow. The storm took its time moving across the state, crawling at 5 mph during a four-day period, dumping gallons of water and battering eastern NC counties. 

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of the juvenile justice employees.  

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of employees of the state prison system.      For the first time in state prison history, the mass evacuation that took place before Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina last month saw close to a tenth of the offender population moved from harm’s way.

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Communications Office's efforts.    "I spoke to you yesterday, and you were so awesome and patient, I couldn’t imagine calling anybody else,” said the voice on the other end of the phone line.

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Community Correction Office's efforts.  PPO’s take on added duties to help North Carolinians during tragic times

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RALEIGH – What started as a pencil sketch several months ago by Assistant Director of Prisons Facilities Management Mike Hall was unveiled as a monument dedicated to remembering fallen staff Friday morning in front of the Randall Building in Raleigh.  The brick monument, complete with a bench, sculpture, a list of 13 fallen staff and inspirational verse, stands in front of the building on 831 W. Morgan St. The words “Duty, Sacrifice, Honor” are inscribed on the front facing, while the words “Never Forget” greet visitors who want to visit the back.

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