MEDIA MANAGEMENTIN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONThe pnp media relations policyKnowing and understanding the media. Policies onmed...
Learning Goal• enhance understanding how to properlyhandle media personnel during investigationand other police work iden...
Learning Objectives1. Define media-related terms2. Know the types, qualities and role of media3. Know the proper decorum i...
HOW THE POLICE AND THEMEDIA VIEW EACH OTHER?
TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA ALWAYS GIVE THE POLICE AN OPPORTUNITY TOPRESENT THEIR SIDE IN EVERY STORY THAT MENTIONSTHE PNP. POL...
TRUE OR FALSE? TRUTH IS ALWAYS MEDIA’S FIRST REQUIREMENT INWRITING NEWS. TRUTH IS THE PRIMORDIAL CONSIDERATION OF THEPOL...
TRUE OR FALSE? THE MEDIA DO NOT INTERFERE WITH POLICEINVESTIGATION AND ALWAYS WAIT UNTIL THE POLICEFINISH ITS INVESTIGATI...
TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA ALWAYS OBSERVE FAIRNESS, GIVE EQUALSPACE AND/OR TIME TO ALL SIDE SPECIALLY INCONTROVERSIAL ISSUES. ...
TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA DO NOT LET THEIR INDIVIDUAL BIASES GET INTOTHEIR WORK. THE POLICE ALWAYS OBSERVE COURTESY INDEALING...
TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA ALWAYS EXTEND COVERAGE TO COMMUNITYPOLICING AS MUCH AS TO CRIME FIGHTING. POLICE DO NOT HAVE INDIVI...
TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA GIVE LESS FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE ASPECTSOF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MORE ON ITS PROGRAMAND ACCOMPLISHMENTS...
TRUE OR FALSE? WHENEVER MEDIA MAKE MISTAKES, THEY RECTIFYTHEIR ERRORS IMMEDIATELY AND VOLUNTARILY. WHENEVER THE MEDIA MA...
TRUE OR FALSE? TRADITIONALLY, POLICE AND MEDIA GET ALONG VERYWELL. THE POLICE READILY ADMIT ITS MISTAKES TO THEMEDIA.
TRUE OR FALSE? THE POLICE AND THE MEDIA NEED EACH OTHER TOBETTER SERVE PUBLIC INTEREST. THE MEDIA AND THE POLICE SHARE A...
HOW THE POLICE AND THEMEDIA THINK OF EACHOTHER?PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT
POLICE THINK OF media…PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT
POLICE THINK OF media…PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT…ignorant… intimidating… arrogant…inaccurate… sensationalize… focus on badnews… ...
MEDIA THINK OF THE POLICE…
MEDIA THINK OF THE POLICE……don’t trust the media… don’t permit muchaccess… expect reporters to know howgovernment operates...
KNOWING ANDUNDERSTANDING THEMEDIA
MEDIA•(Mass media) : a medium of communication (asnewspapers, radio, or television) that is designed toreach the mass of t...
TYPES OF MEDIA•PRINT MEDIA (newspapers and magazines)•BROADCAST MEDIA (tv and radio)•ELECTRONIC MEDIA (internet)
BASIC QUALITIESOF REPORTERS•SKEPTIC (disbeliever, easily doubts)•ARROGANT (bigheaded, proud, overconfident)•STRAINED (stre...
ROLE OF MEDIA•INFORM THE PUBLIC•PUBLIC SERVICE•EDUCATE•ENTERTAIN•MAKE MONEY (through advertising)
UNDERSTANDING THE MEDIA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULDUNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF THE MEDIA ONPOLICE WORK. ALTHOUGH CRITIC...
PROPER DECORUM IN DEALINGWITH THE MEDIA NEVER, EVER LIE DON’T SPECULATE DON’T AGRUE TALK ONLY ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW (if ...
MEDIA POLICY/GUIDELINESLatest Policies on Media Relations
DO’S AND DON’TS IMMEDIATE CONDUCT OF PRESS CONFERENCESAFTER A MAJOR INCIDENT OR SIGNIFICANTACCOMPLISHMENT IN RESPECTIVE A...
DO’S AND DON’TS MEDIA ACCESS TO POLICE BLOTTER Access to PNP documents by the media and the publicinformation are access...
DO’S AND DON’TS NON-PRESENTATION OF SUSPECTS TO THE MEDIA Refer to the Memo of the Chief PNP on October 7, 2008entitled ...
DO’S AND DON’TS NO ACCESS OF MEDIA TO CRISIS/CONFLICT AREA It is the responsibility of the PNP to safeguard the lives no...
DO’S AND DON’TS NO LIVE COVERAGE OF ACTUAL CONFLICTSITUATIONS Tactical movements can be easily monitored/pre-empted andi...
PROCEDURES INRELEASINGINFORMATION
DEFINITION OF TERMSPublic Information Officer (PIO) – The officialauthority who serves as a central source ofinformation ...
DEFINITION OF TERMSLimit of Disclosure – Applies only to limits set bylegal requirements (e.g. rights of the accused,stat...
COMMUNICATIONSTRATEGIESDURING A CRISIS
COMMUNICATIONSTRATEGIESDURING A CRISIS STONEWALLDENY THAT A CRISIS EXISTS, REFUSE TOANSWER MEDIA QUESTIONS OR IGNORETHE ...
COMMUNICATIONSTRATEGIESDURING A CRISIS MANAGE THE ISSUERELEASE PARTIAL INFORMATION OR DELAYINFORMATION WHILE CONCEALINGU...
COMMUNICATIONSTRATEGIESDURING A CRISIS OPEN COMMUNICATION POLICYTHE MEDIA IS FULLY AND PROMPTLY INFORMEDWHILE PROVIDING ...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS PNP PERSONNEL SHALL EXTEND EVERY REASONABLECOURTESY TO NEWS MEDIA ...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS AT THE SCENE OF SUCH CRIMES AS HOSTAGE ANDBARRICADED SITUATIONS, T...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS IN CASES WHERE A SUICIDE OR SUSPECTED SUICIDE HASOCCURRED, ONLY FA...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS SUSPECTS OR ACCUSED PERSONS IN CUSTODY SHALL NOTBE POSED OR ARRANG...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL IS CHARGED WITH A CRIMINALOFFENSE AND IS SOUGHT...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS AT THE SCENE OF SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS, MAN-MADE ORNATURAL CATA...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS MEDIA ACCESS TO AND MOVEMENT WITHIN FIRE LINESSHALL BE CONTROL...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS NEWS MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE PREVENTEDFROM ACCESS TO A...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS DAILY ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITYWILL BE MADE ...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO / CRIME SCENE
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO/CRIME SCENE THE NEWS MEDIA SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO ANYAREA OR SCENE OF ...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO/CRIME SCENE WHEN THE SCENE OF THE CRIME OPERATIVES (SOCO) HAVEFINISHED PROCESS...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO/CRIME SCENE RECOVERED/COLLECTED ITEMS/PIECES OF EVIDENCE MAYBE PRESENTED TO TH...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO/CRIME SCENE INFORMATION SUCH AS TYPE AND QUANTITY OF PROPERTYTAKEN DURING ROBB...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INTELLIGENCE MATTERS
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INTELLIGENCE MATTERS WHILE IT IS THE POLICY OF THE PNP TO COOPERATE FULLYWITH THE M...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-INVESTIGATIVEMATTERS
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-INVESTIGATIVEMATTERS THE PNP ALLOWS THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION OF AGENERAL NATU...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INVESTIGATIVE MATTERS
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INVESTIGATIVE MATTERS FROM INITIAL STAGE OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION UNTILTHE COMPL...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INVESTIGATIVE MATTERS INFORMATION THAT MAY BE RELEASED IN CONNECTIONWITH AN INVESTI...
PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INVESTIGATIVE MATTERS INFORMATION THAT MAY NOT BE RELEASED INCONNECTION WITH AN INV...
NEWS WRITING
 News – It is the reporting of currentevents by the mass media. Press Release – It is the officialstatement issued by th...
BASIC RULES ON NEWS WRITING
NEWS WRITING PATTERN/STRUCTURE
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  1. 1. MEDIA MANAGEMENTIN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONThe pnp media relations policyKnowing and understanding the media. Policies onmedia relations. pnp-media protocol during crisissituation. Creating positive side of anincident/use of statisticsThe procedures in releasing:Criminal and non-criminal mattersSoco/crime scene informationIntelligence and investigative mattersBy PO3 Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.
  2. 2. Learning Goal• enhance understanding how to properlyhandle media personnel during investigationand other police work identification and location of suspects releasing public information limits of disclosure of information.
  3. 3. Learning Objectives1. Define media-related terms2. Know the types, qualities and role of media3. Know the proper decorum in dealing with the media4. Aware of the Media Policy/Guidelines5. Know how to make press releases and calls6. Know how to handle the media7. How to utilize the media in investigation8. How to handle media in times of crisis situation
  4. 4. HOW THE POLICE AND THEMEDIA VIEW EACH OTHER?
  5. 5. TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA ALWAYS GIVE THE POLICE AN OPPORTUNITY TOPRESENT THEIR SIDE IN EVERY STORY THAT MENTIONSTHE PNP. POLICE ALWAYS GIVE THE MEDIA ACCESS TO TIMELYAND ACCURATE INFORMATION IN EVERY STORYTHAT CONCERNS THE PNP.
  6. 6. TRUE OR FALSE? TRUTH IS ALWAYS MEDIA’S FIRST REQUIREMENT INWRITING NEWS. TRUTH IS THE PRIMORDIAL CONSIDERATION OF THEPOLICE IN DISSEMINATING INFORMATION.
  7. 7. TRUE OR FALSE? THE MEDIA DO NOT INTERFERE WITH POLICEINVESTIGATION AND ALWAYS WAIT UNTIL THE POLICEFINISH ITS INVESTIGATION. THE POLICE ARE ALWAYS TRANSPARENT WHENDEALING WITH THE MEDIA.
  8. 8. TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA ALWAYS OBSERVE FAIRNESS, GIVE EQUALSPACE AND/OR TIME TO ALL SIDE SPECIALLY INCONTROVERSIAL ISSUES. THE MEDIA’S PRESENCE DURING POLICEINVESTIGATION IS TOTALLY AN INTERFERENCE TOPOLICE WORK.
  9. 9. TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA DO NOT LET THEIR INDIVIDUAL BIASES GET INTOTHEIR WORK. THE POLICE ALWAYS OBSERVE COURTESY INDEALING WITH THE MEDIA.
  10. 10. TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA ALWAYS EXTEND COVERAGE TO COMMUNITYPOLICING AS MUCH AS TO CRIME FIGHTING. POLICE DO NOT HAVE INDIVIDUAL BIASES ANDFAVORITISM WHEN IT COMES TO RELEASINGINFORMATION.
  11. 11. TRUE OR FALSE? MEDIA GIVE LESS FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE ASPECTSOF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MORE ON ITS PROGRAMAND ACCOMPLISHMENTS. POLICE ALWAYS TOLERATE MEDIA’S BIASES,EXCESSES OR IDIOSYNCRASIES.
  12. 12. TRUE OR FALSE? WHENEVER MEDIA MAKE MISTAKES, THEY RECTIFYTHEIR ERRORS IMMEDIATELY AND VOLUNTARILY. WHENEVER THE MEDIA MAKE MISTAKES, THE POLICEDO NOT TAKE OFFENSE IF THE ERRORS WERE NOTRECTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.
  13. 13. TRUE OR FALSE? TRADITIONALLY, POLICE AND MEDIA GET ALONG VERYWELL. THE POLICE READILY ADMIT ITS MISTAKES TO THEMEDIA.
  14. 14. TRUE OR FALSE? THE POLICE AND THE MEDIA NEED EACH OTHER TOBETTER SERVE PUBLIC INTEREST. THE MEDIA AND THE POLICE SHARE A COMMONOBJECTIVE – TO SERVE THE PUBLIC.
  15. 15. HOW THE POLICE AND THEMEDIA THINK OF EACHOTHER?PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT
  16. 16. POLICE THINK OF media…PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT
  17. 17. POLICE THINK OF media…PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT…ignorant… intimidating… arrogant…inaccurate… sensationalize… focus on badnews… oversimply… share anti-securityinterests… don’t do their homework… don’t usecommon sense… invade people’s privacy…intentionally hurt people… report eventsdifferently than other eyewitnesses
  18. 18. MEDIA THINK OF THE POLICE…
  19. 19. MEDIA THINK OF THE POLICE……don’t trust the media… don’t permit muchaccess… expect reporters to know howgovernment operates… don’t know what newsis… seem hostile to reporters and theirquestions… speak in jargon… boring and dull…too late in responding… do not return calls ortext messages…
  20. 20. KNOWING ANDUNDERSTANDING THEMEDIA
  21. 21. MEDIA•(Mass media) : a medium of communication (asnewspapers, radio, or television) that is designed toreach the mass of the people•(News Media Representative): An individual employedby agencies of the electronics or print media.
  22. 22. TYPES OF MEDIA•PRINT MEDIA (newspapers and magazines)•BROADCAST MEDIA (tv and radio)•ELECTRONIC MEDIA (internet)
  23. 23. BASIC QUALITIESOF REPORTERS•SKEPTIC (disbeliever, easily doubts)•ARROGANT (bigheaded, proud, overconfident)•STRAINED (stressed, tensed, worried, nervous)•COMPETITIVE (aggressive, bloodthirsty, ready foraction)
  24. 24. ROLE OF MEDIA•INFORM THE PUBLIC•PUBLIC SERVICE•EDUCATE•ENTERTAIN•MAKE MONEY (through advertising)
  25. 25. UNDERSTANDING THE MEDIA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULDUNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF THE MEDIA ONPOLICE WORK. ALTHOUGH CRITICAL TO THE POLICE, MOSTOF THE MEDIA REPORTS ARE OCCASIONALLYJUSTIFIED. IT IS UNFAIR FOR THE POLICE TO STEREOTYPEALL MEMBERS OF THE PRESS AS ANTI-COP.
  26. 26. PROPER DECORUM IN DEALINGWITH THE MEDIA NEVER, EVER LIE DON’T SPECULATE DON’T AGRUE TALK ONLY ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW (if youdon’t know say so) “NO COMMENT” DOESN’T WORK (the viewermay perceive you are guilty of hidingsomething)
  27. 27. MEDIA POLICY/GUIDELINESLatest Policies on Media Relations
  28. 28. DO’S AND DON’TS IMMEDIATE CONDUCT OF PRESS CONFERENCESAFTER A MAJOR INCIDENT OR SIGNIFICANTACCOMPLISHMENT IN RESPECTIVE AREAS OFRESPONSIBILITY (at least within two hours fromthe incident or activity).
  29. 29. DO’S AND DON’TS MEDIA ACCESS TO POLICE BLOTTER Access to PNP documents by the media and the publicinformation are accessible but with caution to the public andthe media as maybe indicated in the police blotter Cases covered by RA 9344 (Juvenile Justice and Welfare Actof 2004) Cases covered by RA 8505 (Rape Victim AssistanceProtection Act of 1998) – Protects the identities of the victimand suspect (Entry maybe treated as confidential and “forrecord purposes only” as requested)
  30. 30. DO’S AND DON’TS NON-PRESENTATION OF SUSPECTS TO THE MEDIA Refer to the Memo of the Chief PNP on October 7, 2008entitled “Policy Prescribing the Presentation or Non-Presentation of Suspects to the Media”
  31. 31. DO’S AND DON’TS NO ACCESS OF MEDIA TO CRISIS/CONFLICT AREA It is the responsibility of the PNP to safeguard the lives notonly of the victims and suspects but likewise members of themedia. News media shall not be allowed access to any area orscene of an incident or crime where there is possibility thatevidence maybe damaged, altered, destroyed or otherwiseprejudiced by its existence being published or portrayed. Be reminded always that the duty of the media is to informthe public and the duty of the PNP is to ensure the safetyof the media and the public.
  32. 32. DO’S AND DON’TS NO LIVE COVERAGE OF ACTUAL CONFLICTSITUATIONS Tactical movements can be easily monitored/pre-empted andin the process pose high risks to our troops and thesituation.
  33. 33. PROCEDURES INRELEASINGINFORMATION
  34. 34. DEFINITION OF TERMSPublic Information Officer (PIO) – The officialauthority who serves as a central source ofinformation for release by the PNP and respondto requests for information by the news mediaand the community.Spokesperson – The officially-designatedauthority who acts as the mouthpiece of the PNP
  35. 35. DEFINITION OF TERMSLimit of Disclosure – Applies only to limits set bylegal requirements (e.g. rights of the accused,status of police operation)Spokesperson – The officially-designatedauthority who acts as the mouthpiece of the PNPCrisis – A crucial or decisive point or situation inthe course of the situation.
  36. 36. COMMUNICATIONSTRATEGIESDURING A CRISIS
  37. 37. COMMUNICATIONSTRATEGIESDURING A CRISIS STONEWALLDENY THAT A CRISIS EXISTS, REFUSE TOANSWER MEDIA QUESTIONS OR IGNORETHE ISSUE
  38. 38. COMMUNICATIONSTRATEGIESDURING A CRISIS MANAGE THE ISSUERELEASE PARTIAL INFORMATION OR DELAYINFORMATION WHILE CONCEALINGUNFAVORABLE FACTS.
  39. 39. COMMUNICATIONSTRATEGIESDURING A CRISIS OPEN COMMUNICATION POLICYTHE MEDIA IS FULLY AND PROMPTLY INFORMEDWHILE PROVIDING BACKGROUND INFORMATIONTO PUT FACTS INTO PERSPECTIVE.Remember:“a story candidly told, while perhaps embarrassing in itsimmediate impact, is less damaging than a cover-up versionthat generates rumors and suspicions.”
  40. 40. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS
  41. 41. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS PNP PERSONNEL SHALL EXTEND EVERY REASONABLECOURTESY TO NEWS MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES AT CRIMESSCENES. THIS MAY INCLUDE CLOSER ACCESS OFPERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT THAN AVAILABLE TO THEGENERAL PUBLIC TO THE DEGREE THAT IT DOES NOTINTERFERE WITH THE POLICE MISSION OR THE MOVEMENTOF TRAFFIC.
  42. 42. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS AT THE SCENE OF SUCH CRIMES AS HOSTAGE ANDBARRICADED SITUATIONS, THE OFFICER-IN-CHARGE SHALLDESIGNATE A PRELIMINARY PRESS AREA AS EARLY ASPOSSIBLE AND AS CLOSE TO THE SCENE AS SAFETY ANDOPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS ALLOW.
  43. 43. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS IN CASES WHERE A SUICIDE OR SUSPECTED SUICIDE HASOCCURRED, ONLY FACTUAL INFORMATION DESCRIBINGHOW THE INCIDENT HAPPENED MAY BE RELEASED TO THEMEDIA. THE NAME, AGE, SEX, ADDRESS AND OCCUPATION OF THE VICTIM MAY ALSOBE RELEASED BUT ONLY AFTER THE VICTIM’S NEXT OF KIN HAD BEEN DULYINFORMED OF THE INCIDENT. THE FACT THAT A SUICIDE NOTE EXISTS MAYALSO BE ACKNOWLEDGED WITHOUT FURTHER COMMENT. THE CONTENT OFSUCH NOTES IS PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL AND SHALL NOT BE RELEASEDEXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY LAW.
  44. 44. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS SUSPECTS OR ACCUSED PERSONS IN CUSTODY SHALL NOTBE POSED OR ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS,TELECASTS OR INTERVIEWS, NOR SHALL DEPARTMENTALPERSONNEL POSE WITH SUSPECTS OR ACCUSED PERSONSIN CUSTODY UNTIL AFTER INVESTIGATION HAD BEENCONDUCTED.
  45. 45. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON CRIMINAL MATTERS WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL IS CHARGED WITH A CRIMINALOFFENSE AND IS SOUGHT BY LAW ENFORCEMENTAUTHORITIES, PHOTOGRAPHS OR MUG SHOTS MAY BERELEASED TO THE MEDIA TO HELP LOCATE THE INDIVIDUAL. NO DEPARTMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHS, MUG SHOTS, VIDEO TAPE, FILM ORCOMPOSITES OF SUBJECTS IN CUSTODY SHALL OTHERWISE BE RELEASED TOTHE MEDIA UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT CHIEF EXECUTIVE ORAUTHORIZED DESIGNEE.
  46. 46. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS
  47. 47. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS AT THE SCENE OF SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS, MAN-MADE ORNATURAL CATASTROPHES, THE PRINCIPLES OF MEDIACOOPERATION SHALL BE MAINTAINED TO THE DEGREE THATTHEY DO NOT INTERFERE WITH THE MISSION OF THEPOLICE, FIRE, MEDICAL OR OTHER EMERGENCY RELIEFWORKERS.
  48. 48. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS MEDIA ACCESS TO AND MOVEMENT WITHIN FIRE LINESSHALL BE CONTROLLED BY THE FIRE OFFICER-IN-CHARGE,IN CONSULTATION WITH THE FIRE OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, THERANKING POLICE OFFICER AT THE SCENE SHALL ESTABLISHAN OBSERVATION POINT FROM WHICH THE MEDIA MAYOBSERVE AND PHOTOGRAPH THE INCIDENT.
  49. 49. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS NEWS MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE PREVENTEDFROM ACCESS TO ANY AREA BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITYOF THEIR INJURY OR DEATH. THE PIO SHOULD EXPLAIN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE SITUATION AND INCASE THE MEDIA INSIST ENTRY IN THE AREA, THE CONCERNED MEDIA MUSTEXECUTE IN WRITING THAT HE WAS INFORMED OF THE RISK AND ACCESS INTHE SAID AREA AS HIS OWN VOLITION.
  50. 50. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-CRIMINAL MATTERS DAILY ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITYWILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON A ROUTINE BASIS TO MEDIAREPRESENTATIVES. STATISTICAL REPORTS OF CRIMINALACTIVITY WILL ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE MEDIA.
  51. 51. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO / CRIME SCENE
  52. 52. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO/CRIME SCENE THE NEWS MEDIA SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO ANYAREA OR SCENE OF AN INCIDENT OR CRIME WHERE THEREIS POSSIBILITY THAT EVIDENCE MAY BE DAMAGED,ALTERED, DESTROYED OR OTHERWISE PREJUDICED BY ITSEXISTENCE BEING PUBLISHED OR PORTRAYED.
  53. 53. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO/CRIME SCENE WHEN THE SCENE OF THE CRIME OPERATIVES (SOCO) HAVEFINISHED PROCESSING THE CRIME SCENE AND HAVESECURED ALL EVIDENCES, MEMBERS OF THE NEWS MEDIAMAY BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE AREA AND TAKEFOOTAGES/PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SCENE UPONPERMISSION OF THE COMMANDING OFFICERS OR SOCOTEAM LEADER.
  54. 54. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO/CRIME SCENE RECOVERED/COLLECTED ITEMS/PIECES OF EVIDENCE MAYBE PRESENTED TO THE NEWS MEDIA ONLY AFTER THE SAMEHAD BEEN PROCESSED, ACCOUNTED AND TURNED OVER TOTHE EVIDENCE CUSTODIAN. ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM OR VIDEOTAPE RECORDING MUST REQUIRE THE PERMISSION OF THEOWNER OR THE OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE.
  55. 55. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON SOCO/CRIME SCENE INFORMATION SUCH AS TYPE AND QUANTITY OF PROPERTYTAKEN DURING ROBBERY INCIDENTS MAY BE RELEASED BYTHE SOCO/FIRST RESPONDERS/INVESTIGATORS AT THECRIME SCENES BUT BEYOND THAT, THE SOCO/FIRSTRESPONDERS/INVESTIGATORS MUST AVOID GIVINGPREMATURE INFORMATION THAT MAY AFFECT THE RESULTOF THE INVESTIGATION TO THE NEWS MEDIA.
  56. 56. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INTELLIGENCE MATTERS
  57. 57. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INTELLIGENCE MATTERS WHILE IT IS THE POLICY OF THE PNP TO COOPERATE FULLYWITH THE MEDIA, HOWEVER, IT MAY KEEP FROM THE PRESSTHOSE REGARDED AS ACTIVE OR CLASSIFIED SUCH AS“CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION.”
  58. 58. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-INVESTIGATIVEMATTERS
  59. 59. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON NON-INVESTIGATIVEMATTERS THE PNP ALLOWS THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION OF AGENERAL NATURE WHICH IS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION.
  60. 60. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INVESTIGATIVE MATTERS
  61. 61. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INVESTIGATIVE MATTERS FROM INITIAL STAGE OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION UNTILTHE COMPLETION OF TRIAL OR DISPOSITION WITHOUTTRIAL, POLICE PERSONNEL SHALL REFER ALL REQUESTSFOR INFORMATION TO THE HEAD OF OFFICE OR HISDESIGNEE.
  62. 62. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INVESTIGATIVE MATTERS INFORMATION THAT MAY BE RELEASED IN CONNECTIONWITH AN INVESTIGATION OF AN EVENT OR CRIME INCLUDES: THE TYPE OR NATURE OF AN EVENT OR CRIME THE LOCATION, DATE AND TIME, INJURIES SUSTAINED, DAMAGES ANDGENERAL DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE INCIDENT OCCURRED. TYPE AND QUANTITY OF PROPERTY TAKEN THE IDENTITY AND APPROXIMATE ADDRESS OF A VICTIM EXCEPT FOR SEXCRIMES OR CASES WHERE INTIMIDATIONS MAY BE EMPLOYED. REQUESTS FOR AID IN LOCATING EVIDENCE, A COMPLAINANT OR A SUSPECT. NUMBERS OF OFFICERS OR PEOPLE INVOLVED IN AN EVENT ORINVESTIGATION AND THE LENGTH OF THE INVESTIGATION. NAME OF THE OFFICER-IN-CHARGE OF A CASE, HIS SUPERVISOR ANDDIVISION OR UNIT ASSIGNMENT (EXCEPTION: NAMES OF UNDERCOVEROFFICERS)
  63. 63. PROCEDURES IN RELEASING INFORMATIONON INVESTIGATIVE MATTERS INFORMATION THAT MAY NOT BE RELEASED INCONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION OF AN EVENT ORCRIME INCLUDES: THE IDENTITY OF A SUSPECT PRIOR TO ARREST UNLESS SUCH INFORMATIONWOULD AID IN APPREHENDING THE SUSPECT OR SERVE TO WARN THE PUBLICOF POTENTIAL DANGER. THE IDENTITY OF ANY VICTIM OF SEX CRIME OR ANY RELATED INFORMATIONTHAT WOULD: Interfere with law enforcement proceedings Deprive a person of the right to a fair trial Constitute an unwanted invasion of privacy rights Reveal the identity of an individual Disclose investigative techniques and procedure Endanger the life or physical safety of a person
  64. 64. NEWS WRITING
  65. 65.  News – It is the reporting of currentevents by the mass media. Press Release – It is the officialstatement issued by the PNP to themedia.DEFINITION OF TERMS
  66. 66. BASIC RULES ON NEWS WRITING
  67. 67. NEWS WRITING PATTERN/STRUCTURE
  68. 68.  WHO? (identifies the person or persons involved inthe event) WHAT? (tells what happen) WHY? (the reason for its happening) WHEN? (what day and time the event happened) WHERE? (the place where the event occurred) HOW? (the process and means that made the eventpossible)News release should answer…
  69. 69. NEWSMAKING EVENTS Major accomplishments New campaign, major operation Crime incidents Reorganization, new leaders Ceremonies Spending/ Appropriations Irregularity, scandal, misconduct Action taken on an issue
  70. 70. The anti-drug personnel netted two persons in a buy-bust operations this morning at the Brgy. Bakhaw, IloiloCity.Jose Fernando, 20, and Mari Mar, 18, were arrested intheir house after they handed over a sachet ofsuspected ‘shabu’ to a police poseur buyer.The suspects were in the drug watchlist of the PoliceRegional Office 6.The police recovered from the suspects the markedmoney of two pieces 500 peso bill, three pieces ofheat-sealed plastic sachet containing suspected‘shabu,’ and other drug paraphernalia.A case for violation of RA 9165 is being preparedagainst the suspect who are detained at the Iloilo CityPolice Station 1.2drug pushers arrested in buy bust

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