Governor McCrory’s Veteran Recruitment Efforts Net Nearly 400 Hires at DPS


Governor Pat McCrory’s efforts to make North Carolina the most military and veteran-friendly state in the nation is paying dividends. The Department of Public Safety hired 370 veterans during 2015 as part of the N.C. Military Pipeline Project, a public-private partnership launched by the governor in May to help veterans find employment in North Carolina.

“Veterans combine 21st century skills and training with a dedication to duty that originates with our nation’s founding,” Governor McCrory said. “Given their experience and training, I expect these men and women will not only rise to leadership positions within DPS, but become leaders in their communities as well.”

DPS became active in the N.C. Military Pipeline Project after recognizing that veterans' skills, values and commitment align well with the Department’s mission of ensuring public safety and protecting North Carolina’s quality of life.

“I am pleased that so many veterans have chosen to join our team at DPS and to remain in North Carolina to work and raise their families,” said Public Safety Secretary Frank L. Perry. “We value the training, experience, and dedication to public service they bring to the table.”

Military service members interested in working at DPS after they separate from their branch of service should consult with their Transition Readiness Office or N.C. DPS Human Resources Office. For more information about the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, veterans can go to or contact N.C. DPS Human Resources at (919) 716-3800.

DPS is not the only law enforcement agency to seek out veterans for civilian law enforcement. Numerous local law enforcement agencies supported the legislation Governor McCrory signed into law that streamlines the career path for former military police officers. The new law allows honorably discharged former military police officers to forego certain training when applying to become civilian law enforcement officers in North Carolina.

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