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    Media Relations

    The effective dissemination of information to the public is a high priority of the Santa Monica Police Department.  News organizations, namely print media and television, operate in a highly competitive environment striving to deliver complete information to its audience on a timely basis. The Santa Monica Police Department's Media Relations Unit understands the competing interest between the public's legitimate right to be informed about the police department's operations, crime and critical incidents, as well as the privacy concerns of involved parties and the integrity of criminal investigations.

    Our Media Relations Unit is committed to fostering professional working relations with the media and coordinating the release of public information to promote safety and safeguard the public's trust.  The unit consists of a Sergeant who reports to the Chief of Police, a highly trained, Public Information Team and a Social Media Specialist.

    For more information call (310) 458-8488 or email PIO, Lt. Rudy Flores,

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