Press Releases

Governor Roy Cooper announced the NC S.A.F.E. (Secure All Firearms Effectively) initiative to urge North Carolinians to take action to safely store their firearms and save lives. This call to action highlights firearm safety in response to mounting numbers of deaths of children and youth from firearm injury, along with a surge in firearm thefts across the state.

The Governor’s Crime Commission on June 1 approved the allocation of $43.5 million in federal funding across 243 criminal justice initiatives in the state of North Carolina.

The N.C. Office of Recovery Resiliency (NCORR) Regional Resilience Portfolio Program is pleased to announce the recipients of more than $600,000 in Duke Energy Resilience Accelerator Grant Program funding to support the implementation of 10 regional resilience projects.

Media Advisory: Governor’s Crime Commission will host its next quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 1201 Front St, Raleigh, NC 27609.

With approximately 37 million motorists projected to take to the roadways this Memorial Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol is preparing to ensure safe travel on our states approximately 80,000 miles of roadway.

The North Carolina Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is partnering with NCWorks to host three hiring events throughout May and June in Richmond and Scotland counties. 

The NC S.A.F.E. (Secure All Firearms Effectively) public awareness campaign includes: digital, TV and radio advertising; social media; and a website,, where North Carolinians can find more information about effectively and safely securing their guns.

The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) has launched the third phase of the Affordable Housing Development Fund (AHDF) program, which invites local governments to apply for financing for multifamily or single-family housing rehabilitation and new construction outside of the 100-year floodplain.

The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 36 new troopers today at a graduation ceremony held for the 158th Basic Highway Patrol School. The ceremony celebrates 14 weeks of extensive training to prepare the graduates for a worthwhile career in law enforcement.

As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, Governor Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to learn about and prepare for the dangers of severe tropical weather in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

The public is invited to attend a May 2 virtual meeting of the state Citizen Advisory Committee for HUD Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding.