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Controlling Media Coverage During Major Cases

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

If something happens to bring attention to your department, do you have a plan for dealing with the media already in place? When the time comes you need to be prepared because by then it will be too late to come up with a strategy. Here’s a way to get started.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2011)
 

Supervisory Response to the Active Shooter

By Scott Oldham

The initial officer’s response to a large-scale event has been firmly established in most agencies. But it is also crucial to train first line supervisors—who will be present in the immediate timeline of critical events—how to respond to the vast array of possible situations that might confront them.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Off-Duty Conduct and Professional Behavior; Part 1

By Ed Nowicki

Officers should be aware of the image their off-duty behavior conveys to the public. Where do you draw the line concerning unacceptable behavior and conduct from law enforcement officers?

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2010)
 

Ready for Your Close-up?

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Are you prepared for news crews, press conferences and hard-hitting questions when a serious crime hits your town?

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Sep 2009)
 

TASER and Media Coverage: Good Press is Our Responsibility

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Take control of your agency's image, and be proactive with the media about your TASER usage and why TASERS are essential tools that help keep the community and officers safe.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order May 2009)
 

Planning for the Media in SWAT Mission Plans

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

When planning a SWAT mission, there is one variable some teams fail to consider - media presence. You need to have a plan in place for the media at the scene of an operation.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2009)
 

Smile, You Are On Candid Camera

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

You could be on “Candid Camera,” and smiling might not help the situation. The media are the ones who are supposed to capture the news and deliver it to the public. But what happens when the public are the ones delivering it to the media?

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Sep 2008)
 

Proactive Media Relations

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Almost every department has an officer who does something viewed as atypical for law enforcement professionals. You know who they are, but does the public?

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2008)
 

How Dangerous is that Reporter?

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Be able to recognize the different types of news reporters. This article outlines seven different types and are ranked from least dangerous to most dangerous in terms of negative coverage.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2007)
 

Selling the Positive Stories

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

You can get your warm and fuzzy story covered by TV and newspapers by doing things such as providing great photo opportunities, scheduling events on Sundays and luring the media with free food.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Sep 2006)
 
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