The Kingston Police Media Relations Officer is the official spokesperson for the Kingston Police and acts as a primary liaison between the police service and the news media. The Media Relations Office consists of one officer and one back-up officer with duties and responsibilities as follows:
- Review and disseminate newsworthy information to the news media and to the community through the Kingston Police website and social media accounts.
- Alert the news media and community of major incidents and provide information, alerts and instructions as needed.
- Provide the news media and the community with information on matters of administration and police operations as necessary.
- Ensure that any information released is in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the Ontario Police Services Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Communications for Major Incidents and Emerging News
Whenever possible Kingston Police will provide information on major incidents and emerging news through our Facebook and Twitter accounts as soon as possible. The immediate release of information will be dependent on public, victim and officer safety concerns as well as investigative integrity.
Are you a Member of the News Media and Have an Inquiry?
- Please send all initial news and media inquiries through our Media Relations Office
- Hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
- 613-549-4660 ext. 2288
- After hours, call 613-549-4660 and ask for the Watch Commander. Please know that the Watch Commander may or may not be readily available due to operational requirements.
The Thin Blue (On)line - A Social Media Documentary on Kingston Police
In 2017/18 Cam Barry was in his 3rd year as a Film and Media major at Queen’s University. In January 2018, Cam was tasked with a project to create a short documentary on something he was interested and passionate about. Cam chose to tell the story on the use of social media by Kingston Police.
When asked about his subject matter Cam stated, “I chose Kingston Police because I've followed their social media accounts since I moved to Kingston a few years ago. These officers and their social media use was an obvious choice for an interesting documentary because everyone has a connection to the amazing things they're doing on multiple platforms. They go above and beyond their call of duty with every post they make and with all the negativity surrounding Police in general in the last few years, its time someone told a story about the amazing things Police can do.”
The filming began in March 2018 and we are pleased to say that Cam earned an “A” for his hard work. The completed documentary is now available for public viewing here: https://vimeo.com/cambarry30/thethinblueonline