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Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the 2020 murder of Mr. Maliki Byrd, age 16, and the attempted murder of Mr. Chrishaun Hough, age 15 at the time of the incident.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Derek Antoine Scott, age 39. 

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 254 formally establishing the State of North Carolina Joint Cybersecurity Task Force.

Governor Cooper has commuted the sentences of three people who were convicted for crimes committed when they were teenagers.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Tyquan Shaquelle Moody, age 27, and the assault of Mabel Johnson, age 94.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Eddie Buffaloe to lead the Department of Public Safety as Secretary.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order providing flexibility for certain law enforcement training classes to continue operating during the pandemic and ensure continuity in the training for current and new law enforcement in North Carolina.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that Casandra Skinner Hoekstra will serve as Interim Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS).

In recognition of the important public service provided by the state's probation/parole officers, Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed July 18-24, 2021, as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Officers' Week in North Carolina.

Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks today announced his plans to retire from state service on August 1. Governor Roy Cooper appointed Hooks on January 5, 2017, to serve as Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and as the State Homeland Security Advisor. 

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