Press Releases

Department of Public Safety Secretary Planning to Retire

Wednesday, Jul 7, 2021 2:31 PM

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. 

Governor Cooper Grants Pardon of Innocence

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 3:07 PM

Today, Governor Roy Cooper granted a Pardon of Innocence for Charles Ray Finch of Wilson, who was convicted of a crime he did not commit. Finch’s pardon application was thoroughly reviewed by the Office of Executive Clemency, the Office of the General Counsel and the Governor.

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