Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications
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$150 current OPOA member
$175 non-member (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)
Danny DiPietro is the Communications Sergeant for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and has over 15 years of Law enforcement experience. Before joining the Sheriff’s Office, Danny received a degree from Oregon State University in Business Administration and a minor in Communications. At the Sheriff’s Office, Danny oversees a team of five PIOs and eight other positions within the Public Affairs Division. Additionally, he issues media releases, manages several social media platforms, and interacts with local and national media related to day-to-day issues that arise from the multiple divisions within the Sheriff’s Office.
This class will cover the basics of being a PIO for your agency. There will be discussion on the overall duties of a PIO, Oregon Bar Press Guidelines, media landscape and best practices. Other topics covered will be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor apps as well as FlashAlert, Canva and other programs that are often used. During class you will write a mock press release that will be reviewed at the training. And lastly, we will conduct mock on-camera interviews to be reviewed.
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