What is the Public Affairs Unit?
The Public Affairs Unit serves as an intermediary
between members of the media and the Niagara Regional Police Service. The
Public Affairs Officer serves as an initial point of contact for media enquiries, with information also
being available from Staff Sergeants in each district of the Niagara Regional Police
The Public Affairs Unit works in partnership with the
media to inform the public. Local,
national and international media outlets make numerous enquiries related to
occurrences in the Niagara Region, ongoing cases, police and community
initiatives, and other issues related public interest and safety. The Niagara Regional Police Service
issues advisories, suspect
descriptions and missing person bulletins, asking for public assistance.
The Public Affairs Unit works with the media to provide the community with accurate
and timely information.
To deliver up-to-date information to media outlets,
the Public Affairs Unit provides valuable resources to those reporting the news. These
recorded briefings that are accessible by phone, interviews, and media releases
that are distributed via email and on our Web site. To promote an
atmosphere of fairness and accountability, these media releases are also
available to the general public in the Media
Releases section of our Web site.
Information for Members of Media
Members of media outlets require Media
Identification Cards, which can be obtained by using the following application form:
Information on Media
The Niagara Regional Police Service offers
accredited members of the media an opportunity to learn more about aspects of
policing through scheduled events. Media outlets are informed about these
events as they occur.
To better keep the community
informed, the following crime prevention, news and media related
information is available on our Web site:
- News and Media Releases
releases and other news items from the Niagara Regional Police
about events involving the Niagara Regional Police Service.
that can help reduce the chances of becoming a victim of
on hoaxes related to the Niagara Regional Police
- Reports and Publications
published by the Niagara Regional Police Service