How to effectively communicate to the public after an Officer Involved Shooting

Introduction For decades, the only way for police to communicate with the public after an officer-involved shooting was through press conferences and news conferences. This is no longer the case. Now, departments are taking advantage of social media as well as video evidence when available in order to share information with the public right away, […]

How to respond to a crisis after a viral video

There are a few things to keep in mind when responding to a crisis of a viral video. First, it is important to remember that the internet is a global community and that your response will be seen by people from all walks of life. Second, it is important to be respectful and professional in […]

Law Enforcement Officers should encourage citizens to record them, not repel them.

In the past, citizens and media had to rely on eyewitness testimony to hold law enforcement accountable. But with the advent of citizen cell phone technology, they can also protect themselves against false allegations. Now police officers have to be aware that their actions are recorded, which helps ensure they will be accountable for their […]

How do you know when a Public Relations Crisis is over? 

How do you know when a Public Relations Crisis is over? It can be hard for the public relations professional to know when a crisis is over. There are often competing interests, multiple stakeholders and several parties that need to be satisfied in order for the issue at hand to come to a close. That […]

Understanding 1st Amendment Auditors

Be prepared for 1st amendment auditors. Introduction The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right to free speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of association. It also prohibits any law that abridges the freedoms of speech or press. As a result, the public has been able to film police officers in public […]

The role of Public Relations in a Law Enforcement Agency

The role of Public Relations in a Law Enforcement Agency Public relations is a critical part of any organization, including law enforcement. A department’s reputation can be damaged by poor public relations practices. Trust between the agency and the community it serves is important for achieving its mission. It is also difficult to regain trust […]

So you’ve been Canceled, Now What?

So you’ve been canceled, now what. Introduction You have just been canceled. The world is falling apart around you, and you’re not sure what to do. Your livelihood and reputation may be at stake, but that’s not the worst part. The worst part is that there’s a good chance your friends and family are now […]

Take responsibility for your actions when faced with any sort of PR disaster in Law Enforcement.

Take responsibility for your actions when faced with any sort of PR disaster in Law Enforcement. In today’s world, the law enforcement community is under a microscope. It’s essential that we all learn how to handle ourselves in any situation, but even more important when faced with a PR disaster. Here are some tips to […]

Caring is a currency that pays many dividends in Law Enforcement

Introduction Police work has always been a calling, and that’s what makes it such an important profession. But today, police officers play an integral role in the political process and have become part of the job market as well as the criminal justice system. As modern-day law enforcement professionals are becoming more diversely trained and […]

True character is revealed when decisions are made ahead of a crisis, not due to it.

True character is revealed when decisions are made ahead of a crisis, not due to it. Be prepared for a crisis. Your company may be facing an unexpected challenge right now. You might think that this is the time to show what you’re made of—but it’s too late for that. The best way to demonstrate […]