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Connor Hagan

Public Affairs Officer
FBI Little Rock

Connor Hagan entered on duty with the FBI in July 2015 as a member of the Milwaukee Field Office’s Special Surveillance Group. In this position, he covertly surveilled and documented the activities of foreign spies and suspected terrorists to further critical national security investigations. In May 2016, he moved into the Milwaukee Field Office as an Operational Support Technician. In this role, Connor provided administrative assistance to Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts in support of the missions of the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, HUMINT, and Violent Crime squads. In January 2018, he transferred to the Houston Field Office as an FBI Public Affairs Officer. Then in December 2019, he transferred to the FBI Little Rock Office. In this position, he operates as the sole FBI PAO and media representative for the state. He frequently responds to FBI critical incidents, answers a variety of daily media requests, writes numerous press releases about federal investigations, and highlights compelling FBI cases for media and public attention. He also works to maintain an active FBI Little Rock social media presence and is building relationships with numerous media, law enforcement, and community leaders throughout Arkansas.

Connor Hagan’s Session:

8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Pacific Time — Tuesday, May 10, 2022

How PIOs can Build Better Relationships with the Media

Positive relationships between law enforcement agencies and media outlets within the communities they serve are critical. Media reporting impacts the public’s trust in law enforcement, which in turn influences everything from agency funding to receiving public assistance during significant cases.

In this workshop, we will discuss how police agencies can better relationships with media outlets through:

  • Organizing targeted media days to create interest in your department’s work
  • Using professional practices to enhance police & media partnerships
  • Developing methods to create and pitch proactive news stories to reporters
  • Engaging with difficult journalists you’d rather avoid
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