DPS Honors Fallen Correctional Staff With Randall Building Memorial
by Jerry Higgins, communications officer
What started as a pencil sketch several months ago by Assistant Director of Prisons Facilities Management Mike Hall was unveiled as a monument dedicated to remembering fallen staff Friday morning in front of the Randall Building in Raleigh.
 
The brick monument, complete with a bench, sculpture, a list of 13 fallen staff and inspirational verse, stands in front of the building on 831 W. Morgan St. The words “Duty, Sacrifice, Honor” are inscribed on the front facing, while the words “Never Forget” greet visitors who want to visit the back.
“There are two walls on the back that never touch,” said Director of Prisons Kenneth Lassiter to the large assembled crowd of family members of some of the fallen, as well as prison staff from around North Carolina who came to pay their respects. “This symbolizes the void that will never be filled by the loss of our heroes. Our people did not die in vain. This monument shows an appreciation for their ultimate sacrifice.”




Chatham YDC String Ensemble
by Matt Jenkins, communications officer
Chatham YDC Director Charles Dingle is always looking for unique and innovative outlets to help the students under his care to flourish, and his relationship with Peter Zlotnick, education director with the Greensboro 
Symphony got him thinking. “Years ago, he [Peter] used to bring ensembles to the Guilford Juvenile Detention 
Center” said Dingle. “When I became the Director here 
[Chatham YDC] I immediately called him and said, hey man, I want to get the same ensembles coming here.”

The idea of conducting this pilot program at Chatham was realized under the guidance of Bethany Uhler, a Greensboro-based cellist and a doctoral student in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's music program.


Caledonia Correctional Nurse Supervisor Takes Heroic Actions 
by Jerry Higgins, communications officer
& Allie Harris-Beeks, communications specialist 
On the morning of, Aug. 9, a badly wrecked car was discovered in Halifax County by Caledonia Correctional Institution Nurse Supervisor LoriLou Jackson. While on her way home at 5 a.m., Jackson saw the car in the middle of the road with its hazard lights on. 

According to Jackson, the car was completely totaled and covered with field debris. Because the car was so damaged and none of the doors would open, Jackson had to climb through the passenger window to give assistance to the driver. 


Governor’s Crime Commission 2018 Grant Award and Grant Writing Workshops
by Caroline Valand, GCC executive director
The Governor’s Crime Commission (GCC) recently hosted its 2018/2019 Grant Award and Grant Writing Workshops in Raleigh and Hickory. The workshops were well attended despite Hurricane Florence. With more than 800 in attendance, GCC staff had the opportunity to have better interactions and more direct contact with our community-based partners and potential grant recipients.  All were able to hear about performance-driven upgrades to our Grants Enterprise Management System (GEMS) and presented with the 2018/2019 funding priorities approved by GCC Commissioners.

Members of the GCC make recommendations to the Governor and to the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety regarding federal grants for the state's criminal justice system, crime victims' services and juvenile justice.
CLDP Celebrates Its 19th Graduating Class
by Jerry Higgins, communications officer
& Kirsten Barber, digital media specialist
Twenty-four NC Department of Public Safety employees graduated from the 19th Correctional Leadership Development Program (CLDP) class on Sept. 6, completing a yearlong journey designed to cultivate future leaders. 

During the graduation ceremony's keynote address, Interim Chief Deputy Secretary Reuben Young spoke about some of the leadership lessons he’s learned through the years. He, as well as others, reminded the group about the legacy of the program, completed by more than 400 employees since its first class. The graduates were also reminded about those who valued leadership development, such as Gwen Norville, the Deputy Secretary for Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice who spoke to Class #18 nearly one year ago before she passed away on Sept. 11, 2017.

31 New Troopers Join State Highway Patrol
by Sgt. Chris Knox, SHP public information officer
The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 31 new troopers at a graduation ceremony for the 145 th Basic Highway Patrol School on Friday, Sept. 21. Family and friends gathered to pay tribute to the hard work demonstrated by each new member. The ceremony was streamed live on the Patrol’s Facebook page for those who could not attend due to the impact of Hurricane Florence.

44 Public Sector Employees
from 13 Agencies Earn Certified Public Manager Certificates
by Jill Lucas, OSHR communications director
Public sector employees from state agencies, universities and local government were honored for completing the rigorous North Carolina Certified Public Manager® Program in a ceremony and reception this afternoon at the North Carolina Museum of History.

Managed by the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR), the program was established in 1982 to enhance the effectiveness of public sector organizations across our state by developing the leadership capabilities of mid-level managers. Since then, more than 2,245 mid-level managers across state and local governments have completed the program. 



Department of Public Safety honorees - Tracy Arrington (Juvenile Justice), Laqreshia Bates-Harley (Juvenile Justice), Lance Britt (Juvenile Justice), Jamie Meadows (Human Resources), Miguel Pitts (Juvenile Justice), Russell Price (Juvenile Justice) and Dianne M. Whitman (Juvenile Justice).
There’s Still Time to Find
Your Power of Giving!
by Laura Nozedar, communications specialist
Since the 2018 State Employees Combined Campaign kicked off in September, DPS employees have been busy planning and hosting events to make this year’s campaign a powerful success! To start the campaign off on the right foot, employees attended an open house and had the chance to meet with several charity representatives, enjoy sweet treats and enter a drawing to win a prize. If you haven’t had the chance to participate in the campaign yet, don’t worry, there’s still time! Finding the ‘power of giving’ through donations or attending DPS events supporting the various charities has the power to make a difference. The DPS State Employees Combined Campaign comes to an end Nov. 30.    
NCDPS-Prisons Western Region
Nurse of the Quarter
2nd Quarter 2018 
Deana Loflin, RN, nurse manager (Piedmont)
3rd Quarter 2018 
Alan Rambel, RN (Craggy)
How well do you know Emergency Management?
Determine if the statement is True or False.


1 . North Carolina Emergency Management is the lead state coordinating agency for Search and Rescue in North Carolina .

2.   There are six levels of activation levels within the State Emergency Operations Center .

3. All Hazards Incident Management Teams are trained to rescue people from rising floodwaters, trapped in mountainous terrain, lost in the woods or stranded in hazardous conditions.
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