Media and communications
The main roles of our communications specialists involve media relations, internal communications and campaign planning.
This includes the team promoting the work of the force and engaging with local communities by proactively campaigning and releasing information via local media, social media and the news available on this website.
Corporate Communications can often become an integral part of a criminal investigation by issuing public appeals for information relating to both small and large scale cases. From theft and binge drinking to murders and missing children, the team is always on hand to help officers and make public appeals for help in solving crime.
TV and radio
The team is also responsible for delivering internal communications within the force and providing social and traditional media training to officers and staff, including how to deal with TV and radio interviews.
Crime prevention and awareness is the main aim of most the campaigns the department plans and manages. Throughout the year, the team is responsible for running various campaigns including drink and drug drive awareness, rape and serious sexual assault and modern slavery.
Corporate Communications liaise with members of the media and partner agencies, such as local authorities and other emergency services.
Members of the public wishing to query information released by the team should raise any concerns with the officer handling the incident/investigation by calling 101 or contact the officer directly [link to message an officer form].
Contact Corporate Communications
The team operate Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm for all media enquiries. Outside of these hours, a communications officer is on-call 24/7 to manage major and critical incidents.
The media are aware of our availability, yet are kindly reminded that queries relating to minor, non-urgent issues should only be raised during normal office working hours.
For the latest news and updates, visit our news area or find us on social media.