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Department Down! Department Needs Help!

By William Kushner

There are immediate, short-term and long-term solutions to the situation most of law enforcement finds itself in.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order May 2015)
 

Model Media Policy

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Learn why it is absolutely essential for every agency to have a written media policy to serve as a guidelines for all of the officers in the agency.

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

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)
 

Calming Controversy

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

If your officers are involved in controversial situations, such as officer-involved shootings, fatalities after less-than-lethal deployments, in-custody deaths or fatal chases, there are some steps your agency can take to help alleviate the situation. Issuing a statement, countering angry statements, creating empathy and training reporters are all ways to deal with controversy.

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

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)
 

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)
 

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)
 

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)
 
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