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Ray Grangoff Government Relations
Lt. Mark Stichter Media Relations
Gail Krause Community Affairs
Jaimee Blashaw Public Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs is responsible for engaging stakeholders and providing honest and transparent communication. We aim to build and maintain a strong reputation for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department by developing mutually beneficial partnerships and serving as the primary liaison between the community, the media and elected officials.
The Public Affairs Department is made up of several collaborative groups known as Community Relations, Government Relations, Media Relations and Public Relations.
Community Relations serves as the nonprofit liaison for the Department, coordinating county-wide community relations efforts and promoting OCSD as a committed community partner. Community Relations collaborates with Orange County nonprofit organizations to maintain existing and develop new partnerships, coordinates the Sheriff’s Diversity Council, and implements special events that showcase the vital service OCSD provides to the community.
Government Relations serves as the liaison with OC Board of Supervisors and other elected officials promoting and advancing the strategic initiatives and goals of the Department.
Local, county, state and national municipalities
Community and government activities
Briefings, talking points, and scripts
Media Relations is responsible for the handling of media inquiries and the dissemination of honest, transparent, and timely communications to the citizens of Orange County, while being mindful of public safety, news outlet deadlines, and the limitations of Department resources.
Public Relations is responsible for strategically managing the communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between OCSD and its stakeholders. We focus on proactive, positive promotion of OCSD’s programs and services through broadcast, print, digital and social media.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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