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2017 Fall Media Relations Course

2017 Media Relations Officers Course - Fall Session

Venue: Ontario Police College, Aylmer, ON
Date:   October 2nd to October 6th, 2017


  • Media relations basics
  • Communications: it's not just media anymore!
  • Legal issues impacting law enforcement and justice organizations (incl. public disclosure, rules of engagement, Freedom of Information and professional standards issues)
  • News release writing 101
  • What journalists look for
  • Media tools at your disposal
  • Integrating social media into traditional media relations
  • Broadcast media (intensive, before-the-camera training)
  • Crisis communications and special events management
  • Visit to a television station to observe a live news cast
  • Communications theory

PRE- REQUISITES: Assignment as a Media Relations Officer or significant participation in police/media relationships within an agency.

ASSESSMENT STANDARDS: Full attendance and participation in classes, small and large group work and practical exercises. 

CERTIFICATION: Certificate will be issued by OACP on behalf of OPC, OACP, and OMRON. 

CLASS SIZE: 20 Participants 

DRESS: Uniform or court attire. 

FEES/DURATION: $860+ HST for 4.5 days of training; Registration and payment is made directly to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations or substitutions must be received in writing to
Cancellations made on or before Friday, September 1st, 2017, are subject to a full refund less an administrative fee of $100.00 + HST ($113.00) No refunds will be given after September 1st, 2017. We welcome substitutions at no charge.

To Register: Please contact Darron Knebel, OACP Events Coordinator at or (416) 926-0424  x 23.

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