On Tuesday June 14, 2011, 30 Police Officers from Benque Viejo, San Ignacio and surrounding villages attended a Media Relations Workshop facilitated by the Ministry of Police and Public Safety and the Government Press Office. This is a country wide exercise that has since covered the Belize District and Belmopan. This workshop is being coordinated by the Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Police and Public Safety, Mr. Raphael Martinez and entails
· knowing the media
· tips when dealing with the media
· legal perspective
· interviewing skills
· role playing
The next workshop is scheduled for Orange Walk in July then proceeds to Dangriga, Punta Gorda and Corozal. The purpose of the Media Relations Workshop is to provide Police Officers with information enabling them to efficiently and effectively engage the media in information sharing regarding matters that affect the public.