Public Affairs and Government Relations

The Public Affairs Department is comprised of our Public Affairs Officers, the Silent Witness Coordinator, and the Public Affairs & Government Relations Director. Our department is the front-line resource for all things public and community relations. Our mission is to provide honest and transparent engagement and communications to our residents, but in doing so, by stressing the importance of listening to you as well. We don’t want to keep to “Just the facts ma’am” - we want to provide the information you not only want, but the information that you need.

Our team, under the direction of Sheriff David Rhodes wants to change the traditional mode of one-way communication - from our office to the community - to a two-way dialogue where your thoughts, concerns, and interests are brought to us for follow-up. Our Public Affairs Officers are the community liaisons for the Sheriff, and part of their job is to keep in close contact with the community and neighborhood groups so Sheriff Rhodes can stay up to date on the issues of importance to residents.

Our department has four functions: Media Relations, Community Resources and Community Engagement, and Government Affairs.