This course is designed for in-service law enforcement personnel (patrol officers, detectives, first-line supervisors and managers) including members of established media relations teams (sworn or civilian) to provide the necessary tools to effectively relate to the news media. Students will learn how to prepare for and respond to television, radio, and newspaper interviews as well as press conferences. Strategic use of social media, planning and liability will also be covered as tenants of this course.
Evolution of Media Relations in Law Enforcement
The Anatomy of Media Relations
The Do’s and Don’ts of Media Relations
Diversity of an interview
The 5 W’s
Live Press Conferences
Composition of Media Alerts
Media Relations During High Profile Events
Critical Incident Considerations
Officer Involved Incidents
National Incident Response Strategies
The Importance of Social Media
Your class gave me the confidence and tools to interview the suspect for over 5 hours and to bring a closure to the case.
The information that they have presented is highly relevant to my job, and was presented in a manner that was highly organized and very easy to digest.
I will continue to use and pass on this information because I really believe in the instructors and their approach.
You two are an effective teaching team, and your presentation of the material was consistently interesting, and intelligent without being too intellectualized.
Your class has made the greatest and most direct impact on my assignment of any training class that I've taken.
...Provides useful tools necessary for assessing the veracity of a suspected child abuser, which goes a long way in helping to protect children.
I highly recommend this training for any Probation staff who have the necessity to interview/interrogate individuals for investigation purposes.
This was, by far, one of the most useful classes I've attended since becoming an investigator.
Your instructional style is engaging and your tag-team style is highly effective.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to attend the Interview and Interrogation training presented by Paul Francois and Enrique Garcia.