Departments that only have one dedicated public information officer or even worse, none, are sometimes faced with having to place an officer or incident commander in front of the camera on the scene of an incident. While some are willing to talk to the media, others are cautious, and understandably so. Communicating with the media is a skill that requires special training and experience. The presenter will provide the basics of dealing with the media and provide enhanced interview skills. Best practices and lessons learned will give the officer more confidence the next time they represent the department on the news.