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The Police1 Media Relations topic page gives PIOs or other department spokespeople the tools and techniques to increase your effective communications with various media entities and help to shape the public’s perception of its cops.

A 10-step response strategy for public information officers when faced with a viral news story
A detailed analysis of the Uvalde incident unveils critical flaws in active shooter response, offering vital insights for law enforcement agencies nationwide
Strategies for effective information dissemination and maintaining public trust during major incidents
Enhancing community safety through proactive communication planning
Officer Natalie Garcia seeks to bring effective communication and transparency to the department as its new PIO, with a unique understanding of the community she serves
One of the trickiest parts of police public relations is understanding the gap between police culture and the world of the average citizen
“Long gone are the days of don’t say anything until we know everything.”
In an excerpt from his book, “The Essential Crisis Communications Plan,” author Tim O’Brien details how a public safety agency can assess the effectiveness of its communications
Confronting bad news head-on is the best way to maintain public trust
Regardless of where an incident occurs, agencies invariably face inquiries from community members and the media about their preparedness and response