Today we’re focusing on the Public Information Officers Section Track for the IACP 2014 Education blog series! Look for this icon on our conference website and mobile app to indicate Public Information Officers Section Track workshop.
You can’t go anywhere today and not see the news showing on televisions or in magazines and newspapers, so why not have your police department prepared to handle any press that might make the headlines? Fine-tune your public persona… and your online social media presence!
Learn how to improve your transparency while public safety events are happening by engaging with your citizens’ queries and providing the most up-to-date responses you can in “Engaging Your Community: Social Media as a Law Enforcement Philosophy.” Three social media experts, Shino Tanaka and Captain Chris Hsiung from the Mountain View Police Department, as well as Lieutenant (and IACP Fellow) Zach Perron from the Palo Alto Police Department, will help you create your social media policies.
Are you looking to fine-tune the way you run your press conferences? Dr. Glenn Corillo, a trainer and consultant in the field of communications, will interactively show you how to make the press work for you and not against you in his session “How to Effectively Construct and Conduct a News Conference.”
These, and other equally important workshops, are available in the Public Information Officers Track, which offers sessions throughout the entirety of IACP 2014 from October 25-28.
Need some questions answered? Visit the official conference website at http://www.theIACPconference.org.