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Less-Lethal Options, Part 4

By Darin Dowe

This is the final article in a four-part series discussing less-lethal options and considerations regarding less-lethal technology. It is important for officers to recognize, treat and document physiological effects on recipients of less-lethal force. It is also critical that PIOs be educated in less-lethal options so as to properly convey instances of their use to the media.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

The Death of an Officer

By Christy Whitehead

About 150 police officers are killed every year. The Public Information Officer (PIO) must be prepared.

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

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)
 

Media Training for Patrol Officers

By Brian Boetig

Agencies often neglect to provide guidance on interacting with the media for patrol officers, despite the fact that they often are on the scene before the public information officers. Here are some tips for the inexperienced police officer when dealing with the media.

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

TV Interview Tips

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Some tips that will help you look good and sound more professional when doing a TV interview are: avoid looking straight at the camera, talk in sound bites, avoid jargon and sit still.

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

Sage Advice

By Christy Whitehead

Always tell the truth. That doesn't mean that you have to answer every question, but what you do say should never be a lie.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Feb 2005)
 

Putting on a Effective News Conference

By Gerald W. Garner

Learn why the dissemination of the news can go a long distance in determing how an agency is viewed by the public.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2005)
 

Press Releases: Learn by Example

By Christy Whitehead

Press Releases: Learn by Example

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Feb 2004)
 
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