Public Information Officers Section

The PIO section promotes the exchange of information and training among officers responsible for planning and implementing effective public information programs. Membership is open to all law enforcement professionals who have an interest in emerging trends concerning best practices in public information or those who are assigned public relations duties for their organization. Membership dues are $15 a year.


Past Meetings:

2016 - Kansas City, Kansas 

2015 - Arlington, Texas

2010 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2008 - Arlington, Texas

2007 - Boise, Idaho 

2006 - Arlington, Virginia

2005 - Everett, Washington


Publication now available:

Best Practices in Law Enforcement Public Information
Drawing from the experience of police chiefs, their public information officers, and media personnel, this book illustrates the importance of having an effective police-media relationship. It provides the modern police executive with a comprehensive guide for developing, maintaining, and improving this critical relationship. To order this publication, please complete the order form  or order online. Please direct questions to or 800-843-4227 x 319.


For more information, contact Sarah Guy.