The Public Information Office is responsible for communicating with citizens, County Council, the media, strategic partners and other important audiences — and doing so clearly and in time for the information to be useful.
Primary Services include:
The Public Information Office is tasked with providing consistent, accurate and timely information to the media in a coordinated manner while keeping County officials informed of emerging media issues.
Inquiries from the news media are given a high priority and responded to as quickly and efficiently as possible. Every effort is made to meet media deadlines and to ensure released information is accurate.
Note: All media requests intended for the Sheriff's Office should be sent directly to Major Phinney.
MarketingThis office develops, executes and analyzes strategic marketing plans, sub-plans and campaigns, creates advertising concepts and designs and maintains the integrity of the Dorchester County brand among all audiences
The Public Information Office facilitates engagement opportunities for citizens, develops web content and messaging, and ensures the proper message is disseminated to the appropriate audiences.
Emergency / Crisis Communications
The Public Information Office works with the Emergency Management Department to provide timely and accurate information to all audiences before, during and after a natural or man-made disaster.