Press Releases

Operation Hide and Seek Results in 13 Arrests in Montgomery County

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nearly 50 law enforcement officers and support staff from state, local and federal agencies joined forces this week for Operation Hide and Seek, an enforcement operation that served outstanding criminal warrants and conducted compliance checks on high risk and violent offenders on probation and p

State Highway Patrol Promotes Back To School Safety

Thursday, August 24, 2017

In anticipation of the upcoming school year, the State Highway Patrol is focusing on safety in and around school zones. Motorists should be aware of an increase in school traffic and familiarize themselves with local school bus stop locations.

Brian Jones Named Director of NC Private Protective Services

Friday, August 18, 2017

Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks has named Brian Jones to be the new director of Private Protective Services. He comes to the department from the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, where he was director of planning and development. He will assume his new duties August 21.

Inmate Dies in Apparent Suicide

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Inmate Richard B. Dwyer (#1327349) died this morning at Lanesboro Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at about 10:15 a.m. Prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate the inmate, but were unsuccessful.

MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Field Minister Program Convocation

Friday, August 11, 2017

What: Convocation for the start of the N.C. Field Minister Program

When: August 21, 2017

Time: 10 a.m.

Where: Nash Correctional Institution
           2869 U.S. 64 Alt., Nashville, NC 27856

State Highway Patrol Hopes Eclipse Doesn’t Shadow Safety

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

In anticipation of the solar eclipse scheduled to take place on Monday, August 21, the State Highway Patrol is placing an emphasis on safe travel. Due to the expected number of people taking part in the event, roadways across portions of the state will see a significant increase in motorists.

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