College of DuPagetitlebar
navbar

SLEA HomeBasic Academy
Continuing Education
News and Events
Faculty and Staff

Continuing Education

Public Information
Officer/Media Training for Police and Fire Service

Hours: 16
Tuition: $295.00

Chiefs/Sheriffs, Command Officers, or individuals assigned to Media Relations and PIO duties attending this 2-day, 16-hour program will gain practical experience in preparing for and delivery of departmental information at media events/press interviews. Through the use of the College of DuPage , Homeland Security Education Center's Immersive street lab, location interviews and press releases will be conducted on a variety of incidents i.e. natural disaster, terrorist acts. major crimes. Students will also gain valuable experience interacting with Chicagoland TV and print journals.

Topics covered include:

  • Development of Media Policies
  • NIMS/ICS Considerations
  • NIMS Public Information Systems
  • Media Relations
  • Pre-Planning interviews
  • What is news?
  • Crisis Communications
  • Freedom of Information Act/Illinois Open Records Act
  • Media Traps
  • Challenges of Television News
  • Interviews Bridging
  • New Media (Internet)
  • Social Media/Messages/Technology
  • Rules of Professional Conduct
  • What reporters want to know in a crisis
  • Changing details in a crisis/getting out good news
  • Holding reporters accountable
  • Importance of knowing your media market


**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

back to top of page

 

Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766

 


The Technology Training Center at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) now offers job-specific training, based on your job duties within the Law Enforcement or Education field.

Classes by Class Name

Classes by Date

Register

slea

 

footer
Financial Aid Classes Registration Records Library Counseling/Advising COD Online Catalog Admissions Activites Academics Business and Professional Institute Calendar Employment McAninch Arts Center Maps and Directions Visitors Guide Site Index Search Contact Us Resources 90.9FM WDCB, Public Radio