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Judy Pal

Judy Pal is the founder and principal of 10-8 Communications LLC and conducts media training, communications counsel, and virtual training for public safety across North America. She is a former assistant commissioner with the NYPD and chief of staff with both the Baltimore and Milwaukee police departments. A former broadcast journalist, she also served as head of communications for Atlanta, Savannah and Halifax (Canada) police. Learn more at

Today, more than ever, every public safety agency must strive to be the trusted source of legitimate, truthful and timely information
Following these tips today is an investment that will improve police officer morale, retention and perceptions tomorrow
Best practices for community communications around police policy
To build a diverse community of LE advocates, focus on engaging with people who don’t understand policing or don’t share your viewpoint
Small town leaders must manage not only their local community’s concerns but also inform national and international media about incidents in their region
As districts transition back to in-person learning, the need for school safety has never been greater
It’s vitally important, especially for law enforcement officials, to prepare statements carefully before speaking
Cutting communities off from information about public safety is short-sighted and reckless