PIO Training for First Responders

Developed and taught by Desmond & Louis, Inc.
PIO Training for First Responders
This course is designed to provide first responders with the knowledge and skills to support proper decision-making by delivering the right message, to the right people, at the right time. In this course you will learn and practice the tasks of gathering, verifying, coordinating, and disseminating public information including oral and written communications and working with the media; both in the proactive/ advocacy times and during times of crisis.

Course is California POST Certified

Training hours accepted by Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Course is Idaho POST credited.

Upcoming classes:

May 28-29, 2024

Spokane Police Academy
2302 N. Waterworks
Spokane, WA 99212

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June 4-5, 2024

Costa Mesa Police Department
Norma Hertzog Community Center
1845 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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September 10-11, 2024

Kalama Police Department
Cowlitz County Fire Station 52
415 Todd Road
Kalama, CA 98625

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October 15-16, 2024

Fresno Regional Training Center
6375 West Central Ave
Fresno, CA 93706

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Advanced communications techniques for first responders
PIO 201 Advanced Communications Techniques for First Responders is the follow up course to the Desmond & Louis Public Information Officer (PIO) training program. This one-day intensive is designed to provide first responders with deeper knowledge and skills for interacting with and responding to the media on-camera.
Smaller class sizes ensure more one-on-one time with the instructor conducting mock interviews where you’ll face all kinds of media scenarios.

Course is California POST Certified.

Training hours accepted by Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Upcoming classes:

May 30, 2024

Spokane Police Academy
2302 N. Waterworks
Spokane, WA 99212

Register Now

June 6, 2024

Costa Mesa Police Department
Norma Hertzog Community Center
1845 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Register Now

September 12, 2024

Kalama Police Department
Cowlitz County Fire Station 52
415 Todd Road
Kalama, CA 98625

Register Now

October 17, 2024

Fresno Regional Training Center
6375 West Central Ave
Fresno, CA 93706

Register Now