Press Releases

First Prison Reform Advisory Board to Meet Tuesday

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Department of Public Safety has announced the first meeting of the Prison Reform Advisory Board will be Tuesday, March 20. Secretary Erik A. Hooks has appointed retired Army Maj. Gen. Elizabeth (Beth) Austin as chairperson for the board.

Gaston Correctional Center Inmate Missing From Facility

Friday, March 16, 2018

State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Gaston Correctional Center minimum custody inmate Thomas Walker (#0421574), who was reported missing from the facility Thursday night. Walker was last seen near the facility at 11:21 p.m.

State Capitol Police Welcomes New Deputy Chief

Thursday, March 8, 2018

State Capitol Police Chief Glen Allen today announced Roger “Chip” Hawley will join the agency as its new deputy chief. Hawley, a veteran law enforcement professional with 32 years’ experience, will assume his duties on March 12.

State Working to Improve School Safety

Thursday, March 8, 2018

State leaders are urging local law enforcement and school districts to work closely together to ensure that all North Carolina schools are safe and offered state tools and resources to help.

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