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North Carolina to send five swift water rescue teams to Texas

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

RALEIGH - In response to a request from Texas emergency officials, North Carolina is deploying five swift water rescue teams to assist with search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Carolina teams will depart Thursday morning headed to College Station, Texas.

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.

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