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Leading through crisis: Expert panel will discuss media communications during critical incidents

Join law enforcement experts and seasoned journalists on April 23 for an invaluable discussion on crisis management and media relations

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By Police1 Staff

As the pressures on law enforcement escalate — from intense staffing and budget constraints to increased scrutiny of every decision — mastering media relations has become essential.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the best in the field during a live panel discussion, “Leading Through Crisis: Navigating the Media When Every Second Counts,” on April 23 at 1 p.m. ET.

Tailored for senior law enforcement officials, PR leaders and government employees, this online learning event will offer critical insights into managing high-pressure situations effectively under the public gaze.

The webinar will outline:

  • Strategies for engaging with national media.
  • Preparation for news conferences.
  • Tactics for monitoring and responding to social media.
  • Real-time crisis simulation exercises.
  • Development of comprehensive crisis response plans.

The panel will feature:

  • Paul M. Cell: International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
  • Jeff Pegues: Former CBS News Chief National Affairs & Justice Correspondent.
  • Peter Lambrinakos: Chief of Police and Corporate Security, VIA Rail Canada.
  • Sarah Boyd: International Association of Chiefs of Police – Public Information Officer Section.
  • Dawanna S. Witt: Sheriff, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  • Mark Dannels: Sheriff, Cochise County, Arizona.

The discussion will be moderated by Paul Goldenberg of Cardinal Point Strategies and the Rutgers Miller Center on Policing and Community Resilience, and Mark Albert, Principal, Public Safety Media Strategies, former CBS News correspondent and Hearst investigative journalist.

This event is organized in partnership with the National Sheriffs Association, IACLEA, Rutgers Miller Center on Policing and Community Resilience, uOttawa Professional Development Institute, Police1, New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and Public Safety Media Strategies. Thanks to these partnerships, the webinar is offered at no cost to law enforcement and government employees.

Reserve your spot today to ensure your agency is prepared to face any crisis with confidence and integrity. Click here to register.