DPS Safety Scoop

DPS Safety Scoop

By NC Department of Public Safety
A North Carolina Department of Public Safety podcast that highlights how the people, programs and resources within NCDPS help prevent, protect and prepare North Carolinians and keep us safe.
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E2: Wrapping up 2019 - Erik A. Hooks, DPS Secretary

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E6: Reflections on African American heritage
Listen to three NCDPS leaders talk about who inspired them and the heritage that shaped them as they reflect on their heritage as African Americans.  Hear Chief Deputy Secretary Cassandra Hoekstra, Colonel Glenn McNeill and Maxine Evans-Armwood share personal stories about the role models who guided them and what they hope their legacy will be.
26:50
February 21, 2020
E5: What's New in NC Prisons? - Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons
In June 2019, Todd Ishee was appointed Commissioner of Prisons by NCDPS Secretary Erik A. Hooks. With 30 years of correctional experience, Commissioner Ishee made it a priority to acquaint himself with all operating facilities across the state, as well as the staff. This episode not only introduces the commissioner, but also dives into the state of NC prisons and ongoing prison reform efforts. 
20:11
February 6, 2020
E4: Rebuilding Smarter Through Hazard Mitigation - Steve McGugan and Jason Pleasant
North Carolina is subject to numerous hazards, whether they are natural or man made. Hazard mitigation is meant to lessen the severity of the impacts experienced by individuals during events such as hurricanes, fires, floods, cyber attacks, chemical spills or others. Steve McGugan, NCEM Assistant Director, and Jason Pleasant, Hazard Mitigation Development Manager, review how past disasters have led to current hazard mitigation efforts by the state and how North Carolina is continue to improve these mitigation efforts through grant funding. If you're curious about the disaster recovery process, especially when it comes to hurricane recovery, you'll want to give this episode a listen.
22:00
January 23, 2020
E3: Combatting Human Trafficking - Pam Cashwell, Chief Deputy Secretary, Trooper DA Cuff, Special Agent in Charge Carl Wall
It's the second largest criminal enterprise in the world and North Carolina ranks in the top 10 states for reports of this illegal activity. Listen to see what the Tar Heel state is doing to prevent human trafficking and what we all can do to help the thousands of women, children and men who are sold each year. 
22:01
January 10, 2020
E2: Wrapping up 2019 - Erik A. Hooks, DPS Secretary
Between ongoing prison reform efforts, implementing "Raise the Age" legislation, responding to and recovering from hurricanes and adding two new divisions, 2019 has been an extremely busy year for NCDPS. What's being done to improve safety in our prisons and how is the state helping hurricane victims recover?
15:28
December 30, 2019
E1: Implementing the new Raise the Age law - William Lassiter, DPS Deputy Secretary
On Dec. 1, North Carolina became the last state to "Raise the Age" ensuring that most non-violent criminal charges of children and teens will be heard in the juvenile system, not in the adult criminal system.  How will this legislation make a difference for children and what are the impacts and costs to others?  
32:45
December 4, 2019
Trailer - Pam Walker, Communications Director
Why a public safety podcast? Listen and find out.
07:08
November 27, 2019