The Tyler Police Department recognizes that the public should have accurate and true information concerning events that affect the public welfare or the public interest. The media relations goal of the Department is to achieve the highest possible degree of cooperation with members of the news media while endeavoring to project the best possible image of the Department.
The public should be informed of Departmental actions when it is possible to give such information without interfering with the performance of vital emergency police services or jeopardizing the results of a police investigation.
It will be the responsibility of the Public Information Officer to coordinate and communicate directly, or through authorized personnel, information of public interest pertaining to major incidents of crime and other newsworthy police-related activities.
This information will be disseminated on a timely basis to the news media.