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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)
 

Public Relations for Tactical Teams

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Since SWAT teams are scrutinized following a response, PR can be a real problem. Why not address the PR problems head on and try and eliminate a negative portrait?

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

Book Review: Winning with the News Media

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

“Winning with the News Media,” the book by Clarence Jones, is quite properly subtitled, “A self-defense manual when you are the story.” This book is for anyone who interacts with or may have to interact with the media.

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

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)
 

NIMS and the NCR: Trials and triumphs at the operation level

By Joseph Watson

Creation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) has done much to improve the working relationships between and among first-responder agencies.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2006)
 

Recognizing Reporter Tactics

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Handling reporters is just one important part of being a law enforcement officer. Here are some tactics that reporters use to get officers to say more than they should.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 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)
 
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