Law enforcement trainer and expert witness Roy Bedard talks with Betsy Brantner Smith about the effect media has on law enforcement, and how the rise of citizen journalism has police constantly in the spotlight.
You may not have a dedicated PIO, but every agency should have skilled personnel who have been trained to work with the media. In this video, PoliceOne's Doug Wyllie talks to media expert Rick Rosenthal about ways to improve your department's relationship with the media.
When a street officer performs a heroic act, he or she is often forbidden to talk to the local media. In this video, Rick Rosenthal says it's important for the public to hear about these stories and identify with the officers involved.