Police-Media Relations

Make the Connection: Media Relations and a Healthy Public Image

- in Plano, Texas, USA

ILEA Headquarters
at The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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Credits:21 Hours TCOLE Credit

Overview

Participants will gain insight into the print and broadcast media - who they are and why they do things the way they do. In addition, class members will develop skills in building trust with outside information groups, preparing and presenting your message, crisis management and organizing the functions of a public information office. Finally, this course will help executives and spokespersons communicate more effectively with their many publics. This course will include an in-depth evaluation to provide managers with the skills to deal with changing news media in an electronic age.

Tuition

Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $450 ILEA Member
  • $500 Non-member

Topics

  • Media mistakes made by police agencies
  • CALEA Community Relations
  • PR during hostage-taking and terrorist incidents
  • Issuing news releases; planning news conferences
  • Pitching the media
  • Marketing your agency
  • Law enforcement ethics in a media-saturated society
  • Closing air space during critical incidents
  • News events checklists
  • Managing an interview

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the nature and purpose of Police Media Relations.
  • Identify the concepts concerning media influence on policing.
  • Apply planning strategies of police/media contact.
  • Apply the principles of the 5 step interview.
  • Apply the principles at work in managing media crises, press conferences and adversarial interviews.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for managers and executives as well as public information officers in law enforcement and emergency service agencies.

Schedule

Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for eight (21) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement  (TCOLE) credit.

Course Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.

Eligibility Policy

The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration provides  professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community. 

A registrant in an ILEA program must be a sworn officer; a civilian employee of a law enforcement department; or an employee of a municipal, county or state agency.

Anyone interested in attending an ILEA program who does not meet the above standard requirements will need to request advance approval. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
ILEA: +1.972.244.3430 
Fax: +1.972.244.3431
E-Mail: ilea@cailaw.org