The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 25, 2013

Rudisill retires as DPS chief deputy

Monday, February 25, 2013 — RALEIGH — After more than 18 years in state government in various military and civilian roles, Gerald A. (Rudy) Rudisill Jr., chief deputy of the Law Enforcement Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, retires March 31.

“Rudy Rudisill has been a faithful public servant to the citizens of North Carolina, and I appreciate the level of expertise he has provided and his exemplary professionalism,” DPS Secretary Kieran J. Shanahan said.  

“We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

Rudisill has been overseeing the operations of Emer-gency Management, Alco-hol Law Enforcement, Butner Public Safety and the State Capitol Police since Jan. 1, 2012, when the departments of Correction, Juvenile Justice and Crime Control and Public Safety merged into the Department of Public Safety. He had been the chief deputy secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety for five years, and deputy secretary for four years.  

Rudisill was adjutant general of the N.C. National Guard from 1993 to 2001.  He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army in 1966 and served in Vietnam.  

In 2001, Rudisill served as assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters at the Pentagon in Washing-ton, D.C. for two years.

This Badin native plans to stay active in various community and service organizations, continue hunting, fishing and exercising and spend time with his two grandchildren.

Frank Perry, interim chief operating officer for the Department of Public Safety, replaces Rudisill.  


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