Thousands of visitors who flood to a town or city can pose a challenge for public safety agencies and create a slew of unintended consequences. Whether your jurisdiction welcomes flocks of people for a concert or your county serves as a spring break destination, public information is key to keeping your community safe and getting back to business once the event has passed.
During this presentation participants will learn how Walton County Sheriff’s Office uses public relations efforts to prepare their community for the influx of visitors during Spring Break and how the agency educates incoming students and parents to stay safe and avoid becoming a crime statistic.
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.