Topics Related to School Safety

In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Deputy Secretary Stephanie Freeman shares her personal story of diagnosis and living with insulin-dependent diabetes.

Congratulations to North Carolina's newest group of Probation/Parole Officers. Twenty-two officers from "Class 9" and 21 officers from "Class 9A" (listed below) completed their seven-week basic training at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemburg.

For probation/parole officers, supervising those on probation, parole or post-release can be a challenge. The NCDAC Division of Community Supervision is addressing that challenge with special training and creating mental health probation/parole officers. 

Caswell Correctional celebrated its “End of the Leash Ceremony” at the facility this week. The program empowers offenders to train service animals, which are then placed in the community to provide help for individuals with medical diagnoses or physical disabilities.

The North Carolina Department of Adult Correction (NCDAC) was thrilled to have the chance to make an impact all across NC in the 2023 Governor's School Supply Drive. Sec. Todd Ishee, accompanied by members of the staff and Warren County School Superintendent Keith Sutton personally delivered some of the agency's donated school supplies to Mariam Boyd Elementary School in Warrenton.

Many North Carolina students are back in the classrooms, which means more school buses on the roads and commuters in school zones. Do your part to keep children safe on their way to and from school by knowing school bus traffic laws.

Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill on March 11 requiring all schools to offer in-person learning. After more than a year of virtual instruction for most in the state, students will be back in the classrooms very soon. That means more school buses will be back on the road.

DPS Secretary Erik A. Hooks knows that keeping our schools safe requires a “whole of community” and “whole of government” approach.