Helpful Links and Resources
- General NC Links and Resources
- Domestic Violence Resources
- National Resources
- Additional Law Enforcement Resources
The North Carolina Child Alert Notification (NC CAN) System
The North Carolina Child Alert Notification (NC CAN) System was formally established in the summer of 2002. The purpose of NC CAN was to establish a statewide system to quickly disseminate information regarding abducted children. An amendment was signed by Governor Michael Easley on June 12, 2003, renaming the NC CAN system the AMBER Alert system.
The Silver Alert Program
The Silver Alert Program was developed in North Carolina to help protect an increasing population of individuals that suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment and to quickly locate missing persons who may be endangered. Although a few other states have implemented similar programs to locate missing endangered adults, the Silver Alert program is unique to North Carolina and only one of three designed to help cognitively impaired persons.
ReadyNC is the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's emergency preparedness website. There you can find information about weather alerts, travel conditions, disasters, how to build an emergency kit and SO much more.
North Carolina Sex Offender Registry
North Carolina Sex Offender Registry is maintained by the NC State Bureau of Investigations. You can also sign up for email and mobile alerts through the Department of Justice's website. The North Carolina Department of Justice website also has information for parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement, including Internet safety tips, an Internet safety video and resource guide, how to schedule a child safety presentation, and information on school safety
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NCCADV leads the state’s movement to end domestic violence and to enhance work with survivors through collaborations, innovative trainings, prevention, technical assistance, state policy development and legal advocacy.
Harbor of Johnston County
Harbor is Johnston County’s only nonprofit agency for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and families in transition, Harbor provides safe, compassionate, and advocacy services, resources, and programs. Harbor has a team of highly credentialed and experienced staff and volunteers who work diligently to assist families in need.
The National Terrorism Advisory System
The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). This system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector.
It recognizes that Americans all share responsibility for the nation's security and should always be aware of the heightened risk of terrorist attack in the United States and what they should do.
The Johnston County Sheriff's Office
The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is located at 120 South Third Street, Smithfield, NC. 27572. Their deputies and staff are responsible for operating and maintaining the county jail, courthouse security, serving civil and criminal documents, evictions, seizure of property or money as ordered by the courts, and pursuing and arresting fugitives from legal actions taken through the court documents, evictions, seizure of property or money as ordered by the courts, and pursuing and arresting fugitives from legal actions taken through the court. For emergencies or a deputy response, call 911. For administrative needs, call 919-989-5010.