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Fighting Crime

Attorney General Roy Cooper talks with law enforcement officerThe Department of Justice leads the state in crime fighting with SBI investigators, special prosecutors and help for local law enforcement.
You can learn more about the fight against crime in North Carolina and some initiatives Attorney General Roy Cooper leads.
Learn about special agents' work to stop drug crimes like methamphetamine, and how to spot an illegal meth lab. As meth has wrecked lives and harmed communities across the country, North Carolina is working to turn the dangerous drug away.
Know more about how to protect children from Internet predators who lure children through the computer. Keeping personal information private and learning safety tips can help even unsophisticated computer users.
Learn about the increase in the use of DNA in North Carolina at the State Crime Lab. In half a year North Carolina has solved more crimes with the DNA database than in the first 10 years of the program combined.

Fighting crime also means working to prevent it.  Learn about keeping kids out of gangs through programs like Badges for Baseball, and how the StreetSafe task force is working to keep ex-offenders from returning to a life of crime.