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Media Relations

The Police Media Relations topic page gives PIOs or other department spokespeople the tools and techniques - from media training to Facebook and social media tips - to increase your effective communications with various media entities and help to shape the public’s perception of its cops.
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August 20, 2014
How police can improve public perception of lethal force on domestic animals American Military University - In Public Safety

How police can improve public perception of lethal force on domestic animals

Agencies need to acknowledge the public’s perception of puppycide and use it to educate the public about responsible pet ownership - Full Story
August 19, 2014
How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

By the time the police were able to use their pre-Twitter media relations protocol the storytelling battle was already lost - Full Story
March 25, 2014
Tweeting tragedy: Inside Dallas PD's social media strategies Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Tweeting tragedy: Inside Dallas PD's social media strategies

Your town has an online community whether your department is a part of it or not. Why not take advantage of that to better engage your community? - Full Story
December 20, 2013
6 ways cops can handle the spotlight like a pro Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

6 ways cops can handle the spotlight like a pro

Thanks to body cameras, dash cams, and self-proclaimed citizen-journalists armed with smartphones, cops... - Full Story
December 20, 2013
How Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

How "The Red Sox Cop's" candid celebration helped a wounded city

Seniority had won veteran Officer Steve Horgan a prime detailing spot in Fenway Park: the bullpen - Full Story
November 26, 2013
7 life lessons learned from the show 'Cops' P1 Community - The Question

7 life lessons learned from the show 'Cops'

When we posted a funny reflection about what the reality legal series “Cops” has taught us... - Full Story
September 17, 2013
20 misconceptions TV taught us about police P1 Community - The Question

20 misconceptions TV taught us about police

A question posted recently on Quora asked, "What are some differences between the way crime and... - Full Story
August 02, 2013
Zimmerman/Martin case: Exclusive interview with former Sanford police chief and captain Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Zimmerman/Martin case: Exclusive interview with former Sanford police chief and captain

The death of Trayvon Martin was an avoidable tragedy, and some of the things that happened following the incident are also avoidable if we heed to the lessons learned by two of Sanford’s top cops - Full Story
November 06, 2012
Facebook Forum: Firefighter sues after cop draws gun P1 Community - The Question

Facebook Forum: Firefighter sues after cop draws gun

You weighed in on who was right in a cop vs. firefighter lawsuit standoff - Full Story
October 01, 2012
Mastering the media: Saving your department's reputation Hayley Hudson - Stories from the Beat

Mastering the media: Saving your department's reputation

With the right strategies, it is possible to play the same games the media does - Full Story



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