PIO Boot Camp In Greenwood, Arkansas



4-Day ‘Master Public Information Officer’ – Certification Course

A Progressive Media Relations / PIO Training

for Police, Fire & Public Safety Leaders


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May 7-10, 2018
Greenwood Police Dept.
Greenwood, Arkansas

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



  • Crisis & Incident Command Communications
  • Perception vs. Reality – Educating a skeptical audience
  • Your “open-door policy” may be a career killer
  • There’s a problem with those words
  • Lessons from Boston, Ferguson & Baltimore
  • Guerrilla tactics to get your message out
  • Facebook, YouTube & Twitter are news!
  • You may NOT need a media policy
  • News coverage trends: Are you prepared?
  • Social Media Revolution: Tricks, secrets & pitfalls
  • Videos: Good, bad & ugly of news interviews
  • “Cyber Activism” is a game changer for Police & Fire Dept.’s
  • Brand & Reputation Mgmt. for your department
  • When to respond & when to just “shut up!”
  • Apps & tech for an overwhelmed PIO
  • Writing more effective news releases, posts & tweets
  • Secrets & tricks reporters don’t want you to know
  • Take the heart out of a negative news story
  • Emergency responses to toughest media questions


After this intensive seminar , you’ll be ready for the challenges of media relations with new-found knowledge and confidence to succeed like never before.


PIO Boot Camp in Greenwood, Arkansas

$595 per person – Limited seating available

Chris Ryan’s PIO Boot Camp
May 7-10, 2018 – 0800 to 1600 hrs
Greenwood Police Department
250 Old Hackett Road
Greenwood, Arkansas 7293

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Comfort Inn & Suites
6500 Rogers Avenue,
Fort Smith, Arkansas, 72903
Phone: (479) 434-5400

Hampton Inn Fort Smith
6201-C Rogers Avenue,
Fort Smith, Arkansas, 72903,
Phone: +1-(479) 452-2000

Holiday Inn Express – Fort Smith Executive Park
6813 Phoenix Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903
Phone: (479) 452-7500 (Front Desk

Nearby Airport


Fort Smith Regional Airport

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport


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