The Public Relations Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with the public as well as representatives from print and broadcast journalism.
The Public Relations Manager handles all news releases and works with the members of the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office to present a positive and professional image. It is the job of the Public Relations Manager to tell the organization's story.
The Public Relations Manager serves four primary purposes:
- To serve as the official liaison through which accurate information can be obtained by mail, e-mail, or fax requests in compliance with the North Carolina Public Information Act.
- To promote and maintain a relationship of mutual cooperation and respect with all news media in support of their efforts to provide accurate information to residents and visitors of Western North Carolina.
- To provide up-to-date and correct information on current incidents and events to the citizens of Buncombe County.
- To maintain a proactive website consisting of a variety of information, programs, and services available for media and public review.
NOTE: The Public Relations Manager processes public information requests for the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department per North Carolina General Statutes. Any member of the public can make a public information request. The Buncombe County Sheriff's Department requests that all public information requests be submitted in writing to our public information officer. Information request are usually processed within 2-3 business days, however more time may be required if the request involves large quantities of data. More information can be found in North Carolina General Statute § 132-1 regarding Public Records.