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Vol. 17, No. 2
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
PKS Officer Recognized
By Homeland Security
By Police Chief Ryan Thompson
In December, Detective Sergeant Cory Bishop received a letter of apprecia
tion and an award from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for his work
investigating and prosecuting child exploitation. The award was presented by HSI
Resident Agent in Charge Mike Ortiz.
In addition to his duties as a Detective Sergeant and Community Resource Of
ficer in Pine Knoll Shores, Sgt. Bishop has been a sworn Task Force Officer with
Homeland Security Investigations since 2019 and has been primarily tasked with
the investigation of child exploitation throughout Eastern North Carolina. He
also works on an Internet
Crimes Against Children
Task Force and routinely
assists our sheriff’s office
with similar types of
ing child exploitation are
some of the most mental
ly taxing crimes that a law
enforcement officer can
investigate, and it takes a
special type of person to
help bring these offenders
to justice. Cooperation
and resource sharing
between local, state and
federal law enforcement
organizations is critically
important. Child exploi
tation investigations can
be time consuming and
routinely involve multiple
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Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) Resident Agent in
Charge Mike Ortiz (left) presents certificate of appreciation
to Sgt. Cory Bishop.—Photo by Ryan Thompson
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