PIO Boot Camp

PIO Boot Camp in West Chester, Pennsylvania


4-day ‘Master Public Information Officer’ ™ – Certification Program

A Hard-Hitting, No-Nonsense Media Relations Seminar

for Police, Fire & Public Safety Leaders


Oct. 17-20, 2022
Vicksburg Police Dept.
Vicksburg, Miss.


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PIO Boot Camp in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Intensive Media Relations Training – High caliber instruction,
exercises, videos, on-camera practicals & more


  • Crisis & Incident Communications – Lessons from TX, OK & NY
  • Perception vs. Reality – Messaging in complicated times
  • Your “open-door policy” may be a career killer
  • There’s a problem with those words!
  • Guerrilla tactics to get your message out
  • Facebook & Instagram Live! Should we be?
  • Preparing for the next big incident in a small town
  • News coverage trends, updates & challenges
  • Police & Fire Brand Reputation Mgmt. for your de
  • The impact of “Cyber Activism” on Police & Fire Dept.’s
  • Social Media Revolution: Tricks, secrets & pitfalls
  • Videos: Good, bad & ugly of news interviews
  • When to respond & when to just “shut up!”
  • Apps and tech for an overwhelmed PIO
  • Write more effective news releases, posts & tweets
  • Secrets reporters don’t want you to know
  • Take the heart out of a negative news story
  • Emergency responses to toughest media questions

PIO Training in Mississippi

$595 per person – Limited seating available

October 17-20, 2022 • 0800 to 1600 hrs
Hosted by Vicksburg Police Dept.
820 Veto Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180

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Candlewood Suites
1296 South Frontage Road
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180

(601) 638-6900

Hampton Inn & Suites Vicksburg
3330 Clay St.,
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183

(601) 636-6100

Holiday Inn – Vicksburg
115 Cypress Centre Boulevard
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180

(601) 630-4240

(Ask for state government rate or best rate)


Jackson International Airport (JAN)

Info: E-mail or call 602-445-6442

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