Public Affairs and Social Media

The Indio Police Department Public Information Officer (PIO), Administrative Officer Benjamin Guitron, is separate from the City of Indio Public Information Office. The role of the Indio Police PIO is to maintain established and open lines of communication with the news networks and media outlets, and provide them with information regarding police related activities and/or programs. The PIO is responsible for providing press releases on behalf of the Chief of Police regarding major investigations, important public safety events, and other communication items related to general public safety.

The PIO also provides updates to Department related activities through the major networks, and oversees our vibrant social media team that leverages Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to message real-time information out to the community we serve. Dispatch Supervisor Nicole Melendez leads the Social Media Team for the Indio Police Department.