Community Relations

Community Relations and Public Information

The Community Relations Department guarantees that residents, employees, and the public at-large, are kept accurately informed of county government services, activities and programs in a timely, effective and efficient manner.

The department facilitates public access to information and heightens awareness of government services and serves as a clearinghouse for all official government communications with the public to ensure that Douglas County, its officials and representatives are consistently presented in a positive, professional manner.

Community Relations provides county service information to residents, businesses, visitors and media through:

  • Programs and News (Sign up for our Newsletter HERE)
  • Media relations and public information during activation of the Emergency Operations Center
  • Managing the County Web and social media sites
  • Acting as a liaison between private, public and non-profit organizations with-in Douglas County. 

Media Requests Outside Normal Business Hours

On holidays and after normal business hours, call Douglas County Sheriff's Department 775-782-5126 or Fire Dispatch 775-782-9040 to confirm basic breaking news details. Dispatchers provide basic information and advise if a public information officer has been called to the scene. During significant incidents, Fire and Police dispatch officers must handle multiple tasks and will be extremely busy; they will respond to media as they are able.

On-call Fire and Police PIOs will provide updates about significant breaking news such as shootings, multi-patient crashes and fires through one or more of the following Douglas County Social Media Sites:

For inquiries about non-breaking news and minor incidents, contact the Douglas County Manager's Office during regular business hours (775) 782-9821 and ask to be directed to Community Relations. 

View our Media KIt for more information on beautiful Douglas County. 

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