DPS Celebrates Probation, Parole & Community Supervision Officers Week
by Sonja Bennett-Bellamy, Communications Officer
During the week of July 15 – 21, North Carolina paid tribute to the men and women who are committed to helping transform the lives of some 100,000 people currently serving probation or under adult supervision. Gov. Roy Cooper proclaimed the week as Probation, Parole & Community Supervision Officers Week in North Carolina. The national observance spotlights the work of this special group of law enforcement officers who devote their time, talents and resources to help individuals on probation transition back into their communities and become productive members of society.
We honored the men and women of Community Corrections in a special series of videos published on the DPS social media channels. The videos were produced by probation/parole staff who thanked their friends and colleagues in the field for a job well done. 
In this video, Catawba County PPO Reva Shane Bailey pays a special tribute to fellow officers all across the state.
Juvenile Justice Youth get Face(mask)-Time with Role Models, Mentors
by Matt Jenkins, Communications Officer
Having a person to look up to, aspire to follow [in their footsteps] or emulate just a bit to gain confidence helps people make it through life’s endeavors. That’s what it means to have a role model or mentor. On Monday, July 23, 25 male students from Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center had the opportunity to share some time on the field with a couple of big role models, who just might be faster than a speeding locomotive or possess the ability to topple tall buildings in a single bound. At least it may seem like they possess those superhuman skills when watching them take the field on Sunday afternoons every fall.

SHP Hosts the 25 th North Carolina American Legion Student Trooper Program
by Sgt. Chris Knox, SHP Public Information Officer
A partnership between the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina American Legion continued again this year with great success at the SHP Training Academy. Sixty high school students from across the state came to Raleigh to experience a week of law enforcement training and to learn more about their state highway patrol. The students arose bright and early each day at 5 a.m. to the sounds of encouraging trooper instructors, in much the same way cadets of the basic highway
patrol classes do.  

Training Exercise Simulates
Hurricane Landfall
By Capt. Lynne T. Albert, CAP, NCWG Public Affairs Officer
The North Carolina Wing (NCWG) of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) conducted a statewide Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) from July 16-21. The weeklong exercise began with days of planning and preparation and culminated in a weekend of actual and notional tasking. The SAREX scenario focused on after-storm damage assessment, missing persons and missing aircraft training

Community Corrections Recognized at National Correctional Peace Officers’ Memorial Conference
by Sonja Bennett-Bellamy, Communications Officer
Community Corrections recently received national recognition for its philanthropic gifts to the National Correctional Peace Officers’ Foundation. The Foundation presented the Lifetime Facility Sponsor plaque to members of Community Corrections. 

Craven Correctional Helps Support the Special Olympics of North Carolina
by Jerry Higgins, Communications Officer

Correctional officers continued their support for the Special Olympics of North Carolina during a recent fundraiser in Greenville. Officers from Craven Correctional Institution led the effort in a two-day "Cops On Top" event at the Chick-fil-A on South Evans Street in Greenville on July 19-20.

How well do you know the
Combined Records Section?
Determine if the statement is True or False.

1. The Combined Records Section is responsible for the development and maintenance of offender records and the sentence calculation for
approximately 200,000 inmates incarcerated in DPS facilities.

2.  Combined Records staff maintains the data responsible for determining each inmate's release date.

3.  The Inmate Release Team from Combined Records approves or disapproves scheduled inmate releases 80 days prior to the release. 

4.  Combined Records obtains information from many sources including the courts, Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission, the North Carolina Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Office and federal, state and county law enforcement agencies.

5 . Combined Records Section computes inmate sentences, determines release dates and works with the prison system on time adjustments. 
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