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. 

Governor Cooper Proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Week

Monday, May 10, 2021

Governor Roy Cooper has declared May 9-15 as Hurricane Preparedness Week, joining the national effort to make people more aware of the dangers of hurricanes and encouraging all North Carolinians to prepare for tropical weather. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

Drew Stanley Named North Carolina Warden of the Year

Thursday, May 6, 2021

For his extraordinary and proactive efforts to battle the pandemic, the warden at Nash Correctional Institution, Drew Stanley, has been named the warden of the year in North Carolina.

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