by Barry Smith
The man who has been the interim Department of Public Safety secretary will get his title shortened.
The “interim” has been removed from Frank Perry’s title. Gov. Pat McCrory has selected Perry to be the department secretary. He was appointed to the interim post earlier this month when Kieran Shanahan resigned.
Perry spent 22 years as a special agent and senior manager for the FBI. At the FBI, he investigated white-collar crime, corruption, and violent crime.
“Frank Perry has dedicated his life to public safety, primarily through his distinguished FBI career. He brings a wealth of real-world experience to the helm of DPS in addition to his dedication to public service.”
“The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is second to none. We have an effective and responsible team that includes adult corrections, juvenile justice, the North Carolina National Guard, emergency management and law enforcement. I am humbled and honored to join Gov. McCrory’s Cabinet.”