RÉSUMÉ

Kelly A. Grant
Connecticut

 

e-mail: gkag413@outlook.com

EDUCATION
 
 
Sacred Heart University 
Master's Degree, Strategic Communication and Public Relations  2019
 
University of Connecticut 
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology 1994
 
CERTIFICATES
 
Connecticut State Police Academy  
Certificate, State Trooper 2002
                                                                                                  
Connecticut Police Officers Standards and Training Council (POSTC) 
Certificate, Law Enforcement Officer  1996
WORK EXPERIENCE
 
 
Connecticut State Police 
State Trooper ~ Public Information Office                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Public information officer, spokesperson for the Connecticut State Police.

  • Coordinate communications and provide information in real time to keep the public safe and informed.

  • Assist in solving complex inquiries related to public affairs problems and develop communications plans considering specific topics, most effective media outlet depending on intended audience, and type of information needed.

  • Provide effective and efficient liaison efforts, and build relationships with other state agencies, and local and federal law enforcement.

  • Work with management to define and communicate the public image of the Connecticut State Police.

  •  Establish and maintain effective relationships with media representatives and the general public.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with the public, community and media through the use of social media and community engagement efforts.

  • Prepare news/press releases, speeches, radio, television, press conference, promotional and award ceremony scripts.

  • Post news/press releases, photographs and other information to the various social media platforms and website.

  • Prepare and deliver speeches and PowerPoint presentations for press conferences, speaking engagements, community engagements, health and career fairs, businesses, school events and more.

  • Provide oral presentations, teach classes and train law enforcement officers, first responders, and internal and external groups in public information and media affairs/relations.

  • Respond to oral and written requests for information and prepare information for release to the public and media, through press releases and quotes.

  • Provide on-air interviews to the television and radio media regarding active investigations, major accidents, highway closures and safety initiatives.

  • Organize, conduct and coordinate with media on press conferences, informational presentations and public service announcements.

  • Respond to major incident and accident scenes, and provide vital information to the public through the use of the media and social media.

  • Conduct state police award ceremonies and promotional ceremonies.

  • Maintain, and create content for, the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut State Police Recruitment social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of the various social media platforms and communication plans, and advise management if changes should be made.

  • Complete various administrative duties in support of public relations and affairs.

  • Develop and implement a candidate preparation pilot program, consisting of physical training and classroom learning, in an effort to reduce attrition once candidates are hired and enter the training academy.

  • Direct and manage an office of sworn and civilian staff.

  • On-call status.

  • Confidential Employee status.

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