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Media Relations for Police and Fire Services



March 8-9, 2018
Police and Fire Chiefs/Sheriffs, Command Officers, or individuals assigned to Media Relations and PIO duties attending this 2-day, 16-hour program will develop the skills necessary to build a positive and professional public image of their agency. Program participants will gain practical experience in preparing for and delivery of departmental information at press conferences and media interviews at a variety of simulated "Breaking News Events" i.e. major crime events, fires/natural disasters, terrorist acts. 

YOUR PRESENTER: Ross Rice is a 30-year veteran of the FBI who served as the Public Affairs Director and Spokesman for the Chicago office. He has provided instruction to the FBI"s National Academy, Illinois State Police, Chicago Police Department and local law enforcement in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. 

Ross has handled press response for numerous high profile events, including the indictment and trial of former Illinois Governor George Ryan, the "Family Secrets" organized crime investigation, the arrest and trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and several international terrorism investigations. 

He serves as a Safety & Security Analyst for CBS News in Chicago and does private media consulting. 

Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy
2300 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: 847-998-8090 • Fax: 847-998-8091

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