Public Information Officer

Public Information Officer

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for all dissemination of news and information to the media and the public. The duties and responsibilities of the P.I.O. include:

  • Assisting news personnel at the scene of incidents
  • Assisting the news media on an on-call basis
  • Preparing and distributing news releases
  • Arranging news conferences
  • Coordinating the release of authorized information

Public information officers (PIOs) keep citizens informed about the activities of the Alexandria Police Department. PIOs may be spokespersons, or they may serve as advisers to those who will appear on camera. They perform media and public relations duties for the Alexandria Police Department

Public information officers serve as a liaison between their agency and the media. They write news releases, plan news conferences and respond to inquiries from the media. In addition to facilitating and generating media stories, PIOs keep the public informed through direct communication. 

 

Contact Information

The Public Information Officer for the Alexandria Police Department can be contacted at:

318-441-6471
pio@cityofalex.com