Press Releases

Wayne Woodard named interim director of NC Private Protective Services

Friday, June 9, 2017

Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks has named Wayne Woodard to be interim director of Private Protective Services. Woodard, a former director of both the Criminal Justice Standards Commission and Private Protective Services, assumed his new duties June 5.

DPS Employee Receives Caswell Award for 45 Years of Service

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Grace Dilda, a processing assistant with the Department of Public Safety’s Controller’s Office, received the Richard Caswell Award at a ceremony today in honor of her long years of dedicated service to the state of North Carolina.

State Highway Patrol Participates in International Road Check

Monday, June 5, 2017

The State Highway Patrol has announced its participation in an International Road Check enforcement program, combining efforts with approximately 10,000 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified inspectors from local, state and federal organizations across North America.

Gaston County Prison Inmate Captured in Gastonia

Friday, June 2, 2017

An inmate who escaped from the Gaston Correctional Center Friday morning is back in custody after being captured late this afternoon.

Members of the prison staff, along with the Gastonia Police Department, captured Tony Meeks in Gastonia around 5:40 p.m.  

Samarcand Training Academy Firearms Training Center Dedication

Friday, June 2, 2017

WHAT: North Carolina Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks, along with other DPS leadership, government officials and community members, will participate in the dedication of the new Samarcand Training Academy Firearms Training Center in Moore County.

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