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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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November 12, 2014
Poll Results: Cops speak out about body cameras P1 Community - The Question

Poll Results: Cops speak out about body cameras

Even as body camera sales rise, decision-makers are hesitant about what this means for their agency and law enforcement as a whole - Full Story
November 07, 2014
Why Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

Why "no comment" no longer works after a critical police incident

When the public hear no comment they think the police did something wrong and are trying to cover it up — when the officers from the involved agency hear it they feel angry and betrayed by their leader - Full Story
October 28, 2014
IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral? Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral?

Getting facts out ahead of the media can save time, the integrity of your agency, and the reputation of your officers - Full Story
October 26, 2014
IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement

Back up your data and keep your training on cyber threats up-to-date - Full Story
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How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson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



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