Media Relations for Public Safety Agencies
Police and Fire Chiefs/Sheriffs, Command Officers or individuals assigned to Media Relations and PIO duties attending this 2-day, 16 hour program will develop the skills necessary to build a positive and professional public image of their agency. Ross Rice, your presenter, is a 30 year veteran of the FBI who served as the Public Affairs Director and Spokesman for the Chicago Office. He currently serves as a Safety & Security Analyst for CBS News in Chicago and does private media consulting. Program participants with Ross at the helm, will gain practical experience in preparing for and delivery of departmental information at press conferences and media interviews at a variety of simulated “Breaking News Events” i.e. major crime events, fires/natural disasters, terrorist acts.
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