Public Safety, Department of
by Michelle Czaikowski Underhill, 2012.
Effective January 1, 2012, three previously separate state agencies, the Departments of Correction, Crime Control and Public Safety , and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency merged to form the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. With over 26,500 full time employees, the Department of Public Safety is the largest state agency in North Carolina. Previously, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services , with over 19,000 employees, held that designation. Plans to merge the three agencies into one were announced by Governor Perdue in December of 2010. Reuben Young, who had been serving as Secretary for the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, was appointed the first Secretary of the Department of Public Safety.
Structurally, the Department of Public Safety contains three divisions: Adult Correction , Law Enforcement, and Juvenile Justice . Additional sections and programs include Emergency Management and the North Carolina National Guard .
References and additional resources:
North Carolina Department of Public Safety website: http://www.nccrimecontrol.org/ 
Publications from the NC Department of Public Safety in the North Carolina Digital Collections .
Archived webpages, 1998-present. NC Department of Public Safety and NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. Online at http://wayback.archive-it.org/194/*/http://www.nccrimecontrol.org 
Archived webpages, 1998-2012. NC Department of Correction. Online at http://wayback.archive-it.org/194/*/http://www.doc.state.nc.us 
Archived webpages, 2003-2012. NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency. Online at http://wayback.archive-it.org/194/*/http://www.ncdjjdp.org 
North Carolina Department of Public Safety "North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Prevent. Protect. Prepare." [Raleigh, N.C.]: North Carolina Department of Public Safety. 2012. http://www.nccrimecontrol.org/div/PAO/DPS-OverviewBrochure-spreads_lowres.pdf  (accessed December 4, 2012).
7 June 2012 | Underhill, Michelle Czaikowski