Public Information Officer (PIO)

Teresa Douglass, Public Information Officer
Liz Jones, Community Liason Officer
833 S. Akers St.
Visalia, CA 93277
Main Office 559-802-9412

The PIO works during regular business hours with weekends and holidays off. 

The PIO may also be called out for special events on an as needed basis decided by the station commanders.

If you have a media request after hours, on weekends or holidays, please contact our non- emergency dispatch line at 559-733-6218. Ask for the Duty Officer and leave a detailed message including the case number or news item you are referring to. The message will be forwarded to the appropriate station commander.
For booking photos please contact the on duty Sergeant at the jail facilities.

For presentation requests, please email with the event information including date, time, location, what is requested and contact information.

To receive news release updates you will need to subscribe to the Sheriff's News Alerts Twitter feed @TulareSheriff.  This will notify you each time we post something new to our news page. 

You may also check our our news page directly whenever you like.

The Sheriff's Office also provides photos on Flickr and video on YouTube for some incidents.  You may also subscribe to those sites to be notified when new content is posted.

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The mission of the Sheriff's Public Information Officer is to provide accurate and timely information to the media and the public as soon as possible, providing transparency and safety to the community without jeopardizing the integrity of investigations conducted by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 

The mission of the Sheriff's Community Liaison is to reach out to the community and relay the message the Sheriff envisions while listening to the community and relaying their needs to the Sheriff. The Sheriff Community Liaison will work in partnership with the citizens of Tulare County to commit to build a safe and secure community. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to building trust while maintaining safety by recognizing the needs of our community. Trust and safety are the cornerstones of successful policing and law enforcement.