POSTED January 15, 2014
The Media Relations Section serves as the liaison between the Department, members of the media and the general public. The office is responsible for all aspects of external communications including the release of accurate and timely information concerning police activity and criminal investigations within the City of Baltimore.
The Media Relations Section also coordinates and manages departmental special events, video productions and departmental website and social media efforts. The office is led by the Director of Media Relations who is a direct report to the Police Commissioner and serves as the Department's chief spokesman and principal communications advisor. Four sworn police officers and 3 non-sworn members from diverse backgrounds assist in the day to day management of the unit and serve as public information officers and produce a variety of public information video projects.
The unit is operational twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and responds to all significant incidents throughout the city to ensure the proper flow of information between all stakeholders.