Public Information Officer

Read: The Crucial Role of Family Liaison Officers Following a School Crisis

The Crucial Role of Family Liaison Officers Following a School Crisis

After Sandy Hook, 26 officers and troopers were assigned to the families who lost loved ones, tasked with completing both simple and heartbreaking duties.

Read: Crisis Communications Top Tip: News Releases Are Obsolete If You’re Doing THIS Right

Crisis Communications Top Tip: News Releases Are Obsolete If You’re Doing THIS Right

During a campus crisis, this PIO strategy can help you quickly deliver your emergency messages to the widest possible audience.

Read: Managing the News Media Before, During and After a Crisis

Managing the News Media Before, During and After a Crisis

Here’s how you can effectively work with the news media during an emergency without jeopardizing security or an investigation.

Read: Are You a PIO? Test Your Incident Management Skills with This Quiz

Are You a PIO? Test Your Incident Management Skills with This Quiz

FEMA offers several online courses and exams for public information officers. Here’s a sneak peek with questions from a real exam!

Read: The Coronavirus and Public Safety: Lessons Learned by a Large Institution (So Far)

The Coronavirus and Public Safety: Lessons Learned by a Large Institution (So Far)

Here’s what works and what doesn’t across five broad campus public safety operational categories: personnel, plans and procedures, facilities, equipment and communications.

Read: Advice to Security Professionals When Dealing with the Media

Advice to Security Professionals When Dealing with the Media

Stephen Lopez explained how school and hospital security professionals should interact with the media and gave best practices.

Read: Tame the Beast: Managing the Media During a Crisis

Tame the Beast: Managing the Media During a Crisis

The public information officer (PIO) will ensure your campus provides accurate and appropriate information to the press during and after the incident while keeping journalists, the community and first responders safe.

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