Media Information Bureau (MIB)
The Sheriff's Department has an obligation to provide accurate and timely information to the public regarding law enforcement activities and the Media Information Bureau accomplishes this by communicating with news, radio and print media organizations. Laws established by the California Public Records Act dictate the type of information that can be released.
The Media Information Bureau is under the command of a chief deputy. Public Information Officers operate around the clock with a full-time sergeant in western Riverside County and one full-time deputy position assigned to eastern county operations.
Weekend coverage is maintained by an adjunct deputy sheriff who responds to a 24-hour pager number and is available on call to respond to critical incidents beginning Friday at 5:00 PM until Monday at 8:00 AM.
|Media Information Bureau
24-Hour Pager 951-222-7536
|Sergeant Chris Willison
|Deputy Michael Vasquez
|Deputy Armando Munoz
The unit consists of media information specialist positions; video, graphics and clerical support staff who have the responsibility of coordinating public relations duties, press conferences, award presentations, marketing campaigns and promoting events and activities that help keep the public informed of important policy matters.
Disaster or Emergency Communications
MIB is responsible for timely and accurate communications to the public through media outlets during emergencies or disasters.
These communications can be in the form of news briefings, press releases, audio and video productions, VIP visits and Internet web support.