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Trooper First Class Kelly Grant

Public Information Officer
Connecticut State Police - Middletown, CT

Trooper First Class (TFC) Kelly Grant is a 24 year veteran of law enforcement, having begun her career in 1995 as a police officer with the Naugatuck (CT) Police Department before joining the Connecticut State Police in 2001.

After graduating from the Connecticut State Police Training Academy, she was assigned to patrol at Troop A in Southbury. Throughout her career with the Connecticut State Police, TFC Grant has also been assigned to the Southbury Resident State Trooper’s Office, the Governor’s Security Unit, the Connecticut State Police Training Academy, and the Recruitment and Selection Unit.

In 2009, TFC Grant was transferred to the Public Information Office speaking on behalf of the Connecticut State Police, and relaying information to the media and public on-camera and radio. In 2015, the Connecticut State Police joined one social media site, before fully embracing social media and becoming active on three sites in 2016.

TFC Grant currently maintains the Connecticut State Police Recruitment and Selection Unit social media sites, where she creates content as one of the many ways to meet the recruiting challenge facing law enforcement today. Through the use of social media, TFC Grant also highlights the Connecticut State Police allowing the community to opportunity to gain a better understanding of the state police, and law enforcement in general.

TFC Grant is a life-long Connecticut resident, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Connecticut in 1994, and a Master's Degree in Strategic Communication and Public Relations from Sacred Heart University in 2019.

Trooper First Class Kelly Grant’s Session(s):

1:30 pm–2:10 pm — Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Panel: Content Creation and Video Best Practices – Using Storytelling to Build Better Media Relationships

This panel will discuss best practices including:

  • How to tell your story the way you want it told
  • Content writing style tips to build relationships with the public and the media you serve
  • Storytellings vs. telling the facts and the difference it can make for your followers
  • Where and how to find engaging content 
  • How to find resources within your agency for support
  • Executing video on a budget 
  • Practical tips like storyboarding & video capture best practices

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