Under administrative direction, the purpose of this position is to disseminate information to the general public, media, outside agencies, and community agencies and organizations for the Moline Police Department. The Public Information Officer is responsible for researching, writing, editing and producing written and oral communications concerning operations, incidents and events as it relates to the City of Moline Police Department. The Public Information Officer is responsible for directing media on scene at events or incidents in the City of Moline and providing updates as needed. The Public Information Officer coordinates news coverage at incidents and other events related to the City of Moline Police Department. The Public Information Officer responds to news media requests for interviews, facilitates news conferences and responds to requests from media, public and outside agencies requests for information concerning City of Moline Police Department incidents, events and operations.
Our Public Information Officer, Detective Michael Griffin, is also one of the officers in charge of the police department's social media pages. Detective Griffin is tasked, not only with monitoring the pages, but creating content and running social media campaigns.