Media Information Bureau

Media Information Bureau (MIB)

The Sheriff’s Department has an obligation to provide accurate and timely information to the public regarding law enforcement activities. The Media Information Bureau (MIB) accomplishes this by communicating with news, radio, and print media organizations.

The Media Information Bureau is under the command of Under Sheriff Dennis Vrooman. Public Information Officers operate around the clock. A 24-hour pager is available for breaking news and critical incidents (951-222-7536). All other requests regarding news stories should be made via email at MIB@Riversidesheriff.org.

Our Public Information Officers are:

  • Albert Martinez, Supervisor
  • Deanna Pecoraro, Public Information Officer
  • Lionel Murphy, Public Information Officer
  • Juan Silva, Web Master
  • Megan McDonald, Social Media Specialist

Bureau Responsibilities

The Media Information Bureau has the responsibility of coordinating public relations activities, press conferences, award presentations, marketing campaigns, promoting events and activities that help keep the public informed.

Disaster or Emergency Communications

MIB is responsible for timely and accurate communications to the public through media outlets during emergencies or disasters.

These communications can be in the form of:

  • Audio and video productions
  • Social media
  • News briefings
  • Press releases