Media Relations Unit

Duties and release of information

The Police Department Media Relations Unit is responsible for collecting, coordinating and releasing any information regarding incidents of public interest within the city limits of Menlo Park.

The media relations unit handles releases of information about crimes, arrests, investigations and bulletins to our local, state and national news media, or directly to the public. A public information officer (PIO) or senior staff member will be at the scene of any major incident to coordinate media access and respond to any questions. The media relations officer also releases information about our department, the work of it's officers and employees and news about community programs involving the department.