Public Information Officer Update

Thursday, June 15, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Middlesex County Police Training Center
Edison, New Jersey

Course Overview
This one day course will go over the ever changing regulations and trends for dealing with the media, public, social media when releasing public information. The class will review new Attorney General Guidelines, emerging issues in dealing with the media from OPRA requests to Use of Force information, case studies of critical incidents including officer involved shootings. The class will teach you strategies to handle breaking news as well as community events and enhance your department’s image. The class will provide hands on knowledge and skills on the latest techniques to use video and pictures on social media to improve your departments messaging. Participants will gain the ability to increase community engagement through effective social media platforms.

Course Objectives
At the end of this program, participants will:
  • Create video content for social media platforms
  • Learn evolving trends in media coverage
  • Create positive media coverage for your agency
  • Demonstrate crisis management and crime scene management
  • Understand the new Attorney General Guidelines for media relations
  • Develop an understanding how to enhance your Social Media
  • OPRA and the Media
Who Should Attend?
- Public Information Officers
- Command Officers who serve in a supervisory capacity or who have contact with the media
- Governmental employees who deal with the media