FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jasmine Bailey has been named public affairs officer for Springfield Police Department. She replaces Lisa Cox, who moved to central Missouri in July. She is part of the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information and Civic Engagement and serves as the primary contact for the police department's media programs, inquiries and news releases. Under the direction of the City’s Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott and Police Chief Paul Williams, Bailey will develop, coordinate and administer communication and marketing programs to promote the department's programs and services.
Bailey has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia and most recently served as the morning news anchor for KSNF-TV in Joplin, Missouri. While at Newsy.com in 2012-2015, she implemented innovative methods of storytelling to reach online news consumers. While at KSNF, she received a Missouri Broadcasting Association Honorable Mention Award in 2018 for feature reporting, as well as one from the Kansas Broadcasting Association Honorable Mention Award in 2017.
“We are happy to have Jasmine on our team and are looking forward to her expanding on online and social media presence, as well as working on civic engagement initiatives for SPD,” said Scott.
“The role of the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) is important at SPD, and Jasmine will do more than simply be the source of information about the police department," said Chief Williams. "The PAO is a vital piece in our overall communication strategy, and she will serve as the primary point of contact for both public and media inquiries. Jasmine will be responsible for enhancing our efforts to engage with our citizens across multiple platforms—and having an experienced professional in that role is essential.”
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For more information, contact Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 or Police Chief Paul Williams at 417-864-1780.
Jasmine Bailey can be reached at [email protected], 417-864-1786 or 417-839-5301.