The media is increasingly involved with the daily operations of law enforcement entities. On any given day, the majority of news stories, especially in major metropolitan areas, have a law enforcement aspect. Your response to media requests and interaction with the media can have an effect on the success of your case, the apprehension of a suspect, the public’s perception of law-enforcement, and may even have legal ramifications. This 8 hour course will give you an overview of the basic duties and responsibilities of the Public Information Officer, and give you opportunities to apply your knowledge. Topics include:
- Scene management
- Press releases
- On-camera appearances
- Press conferences
- Public relations and Community Oriented Policing
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Dress Code & Identification:
- Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.
- Visible Agency official ID is recommended (badges / agency IDs) while on campus.
Audience: This course is appropriate for new Public Information Officers, and all law enforcement and corrections personnel who actually or potentially interact with the media.
Suggested Equipment: Laptop computer or tablet with word processing capabilities.
- 8:00 am-4:00 pm
- Dates and locations listed below
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