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: