The Public Information Office (PIO) is the primary source of information for the public and members of the media. The office also coordinates internal and external
communications for the department and advises executive leadership on matters of media relations and communications. It is also the duty of the PIO to coordinate
public events, tours, and interviews at all state facilities.
The PIO distributes all department press releases ensuring that information provided is current, complete, and accurate. It also ensures that all applicable laws,
regulations, and policies involving the release of information are followed so that maximum disclosure is made without jeopardizing investigations, operation security,
and violating individual's rights.