As head of the North Carolina Department of Justice, the Attorney General provides legal representation and advice to all state government departments, agencies and commissions. The Attorney General also provides legal opinions at the request of other public officials and handles all criminal appeals from state trial courts. When the state's public interests are at stake, the Attorney General can take legal action on behalf of North Carolina's citizens. The Attorney General also heads the State Bureau of Investigation, which provides expert analysis of crime scene evidence and helps local law enforcement investigate crimes. The North Carolina Justice Academy, also a part of the DOJ, provides training and technical assistance for law enforcement agencies. Commissions staffed by DOJ employees oversee law enforcement training and standards.
Attorney General Roy Cooper's Consumer Protection experts protect North Carolina consumers. We fight unfair business practices like scams and frauds. We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of consumers like you get more than $95 million of your money back, and have helped win $250 million in savings on your utility rates.