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Educate yourself about domestic violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call the North Carolina Domestic Violence Hotline 1-888-232-9124 or visit www.nccadv.org
Click here to visit the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program Web site
OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
PHONE: (252) 728-8400
AFTER HOURS: call (252) 726-1911
In an EMERGENCY call 911
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It is your responsbility to know the NC gun laws. Below is a link to the NC firearms laws.
In September of 2008, Sheriff Buck created a program where the citizens of Carteret County could safely dispose of unused, unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to law enforcement officials, who in-turn dispose of these controlled substances in a safe and non-hazardous manner. The program aims to prevent prescription medication from falling into the hands of our youth and also preventing medication from being stolen and abused by individuals.
Sheriff Buck enlisted the aid and sponsorship from many community organizations which include Healthy Carolinians, Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention, Carteret County Substance Abuse Task Force, Food Lion Corp. and area Law Enforcement personnel.
Residents may drop off unused prescription drugs at the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office located in Beaufort. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If unable to deliver the items, call to arrange pickup by a deputy at a business or home location. For more information, contact the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400
To date, the program has collected and destroyed over 1.2 million dosage units.
The District Attorney’s Office represents victims of crimes. Victims and witnesses subpoenaed by the State need to contact the District Attorney’s Office for instructions or concerns. Contact the Victim/Witness Legal Assistant at (252) 504-4500.
Beaufort, NC – Every day millions of students use school buses as transportation to and from school. Although school buses represent the safest form of highway transportation, there are a number of safety factors of which both student and drivers should be aware. Hoping to ensure school bus safety, Sheriff Buck of Carteret County encourages caution whenever school buses are present.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in recent years there were an average of 131 fatalities in school transportation-related traffic crashes each year and more school-aged pedestrians have been killed during the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. than any other time of day.
“Children are often eager to get off the school bus because they are excited to tell their parents about all of the fun they had at school that day,” said Sheriff Buck.
“It is crucial that parents re-enforce the school bus safety rules children learn at school.”
Sheriff Buck also suggests that parents drive their child’s bus route with them to practice the proper safety precautions they can take to help ensure their child enjoys a safe ride to and from school.
Sheriff Buck encourages all parents to discuss the following safety measures with their children:
- Always arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early.
- While the bus is approaching make sure to stand at least three giant steps away from the curb, wait until the bus has come to a complete stop, the door opens, and the bus driver says that it’s OK to board.
- Always walk on the sidewalk when preparing to cross the street near a bus. Make eye contact with the driver so that you are sure he or she sees you.
- Never walk behind the bus.
- If you are walking beside the bus, walk at least three giant steps away.
- Use the handrail when entering and exiting the bus. Take extra precautions to make sure that clothing with drawstrings and book bags do not get caught in the hand rail or door.
- Never stop to pick something up that you have dropped when a bus is stopped. Tell the bus driver or wait until the bus has driven off to avoid not being seen by the driver.
- Remember that children are unpredictable in their actions. Take extreme caution when traveling in a school zone.
- If there are no sidewalks, drive cautiously. Be more alert to the possibility of children walking in the road.
- Slow down and prepare to stop whenever you see yellow school bus lights flashing.
- Never pass a school bus when there are flashing red lights and the stop arm is extended. This is a sign that children are getting on or off the bus. Motorists must wait until the red lights stop flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus is moving before they can start driving again.
- Learn and obey the school bus laws in North Carolina.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration