The Office of Public Affairs within the Special Services Bureau is the principal point of contact for the Fairfield Police Department with the news media. It ensures the appropriate release of information to the news media in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and Departmental Policies. The release of information is handled in a manner so as to respect the public’s right to know and protect ongoing police investigations so that a potential criminal prosecution is not jeopardized. The Office of Public Affairs also serves to assist at the scene of any major incident, handling media activities on site.
The Office of Public Affairs is also responsible for providing information about the Department and its functions, policies and procedures along with Crime Statistics. In addition, the Public Affairs Office facilitates community outreach programs and works with corporate partners in implementing new programs.