Public Information Officer
The Director of Public Information and Special Services is in charge of information, both verbal and visual, that helps the community learn more about the activities, initiatives, and special projects of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Serving primarily as a public information officer, this position writes press releases, answers media inquiries, manages our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and oversees the content of the message monitors in the detention center and main lobby. As the photographer for the agency, this position also creates a visual record of our activities, initiatives, and personnel.
The initiatives of the Sheriff’s Office reflect a modern approach to law enforcement, particularly through our service to vulnerable populations and our efforts toward community building and community services. Promotion and documentation of these efforts are one of many ways we are accountable to the residents of this county; we want all people to feel secure and safe as they work, raise their families, travel in or through Orange County, and age in place with dignity and support.
Through coordination with other county communicators, the Director of Public Information works to inform the public about dangerous events, adverse weather, and other situations with widespread impact. The position also serves as a liaison between the Sheriff’s Office and the Emergency Management Department, helping to coordinate and disseminate information to the public in a timely manner as situations develop, change, and resolve.