Press Releases

Department of Public Safety Secretary Planning to Retire

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks today announced his plans to retire from state service on August 1. Governor Roy Cooper appointed Hooks on January 5, 2017, to serve as Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and as the State Homeland Security Advisor. 

Offender Edwards Absconds from ELC

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is actively seeking an offender serving a portion of his active sentence outside of prison who has absconded from his residential location in Durham County.

ELC Absconder Jones Located

Thursday, July 1, 2021

An offender participating in Extending the Limits of Confinement (ELC) who absconded from her approved residence in Burlington recently has been located.

Offender Futrell Absconds from ELC

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is actively seeking an offender serving a portion of his active sentence outside of prison who has absconded from his residential location in Durham County.

SHP to Focus on Traffic Safety During Holiday Weekend

Thursday, July 1, 2021

As traffic is expected to increase this July Fourth weekend, so will the State Highway Patrol’s focus on traffic safety. The AAA organization estimates that more than 43 million travelers will take to the roadways this holiday weekend, which is a record number for July Fourth travel.

Offender Jones Absconds from ELC

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is actively seeking an offender serving a portion of her active sentence outside of prison who has absconded from her residential location in Burlington.

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