We coordinate and implement our department’s public information and community relations efforts. Melinda McLaughlin, APR, is the full-time public information officer for the department. She is supported by John Hankemeier, public information coordinator, and by Central Lane 911 and Watch Commanders to ensure 24-hour coverage of breaking news. One goal of the office is to provide connection between media and the staff member most connected with an incident or topic. We work closely with members of every other Eugene Police unit to provide accurate and timely information.
Media relations are a primary duty of the Public Information Office. The PIO staff media relations duties include the following:
Director: Melinda McLaughlin, APR, 541-682-5124
Coordinator: John Hankemeier, 541-682-5197