The relationship between the media and a police PIO is aways a strange one. The media thinks the PIO is withholding information and the PIO thinks the media are just plain idiots.
So, it comes as no surprise that when Miami-Dade Police PIO Nancy Perez sent a goodbye email to the media, it was very sarcastic.
Perez is getting a new assignment with the PD and she sent out this email that basically told those in the press, to kiss her ass:
Today I say goodbye to you, the media. This doesn’t have to be a period of sadness, or maybe a period of happiness for some of you. Let’s try focusing on the benefits of transferring to a District. No, I did not forget to tell you which district, I omitted it on purpose.
1. No more on-call 365 days a year. (this includes nights also)
2. No more accusations of trying to hide something.
3. No more arguments with reporters over reporting the truth, and not sensationalizing the story.
4. No more it’s an emergency phone call. But the emergency is insignificant.
5. No more requests for information and my deadline is 1 hr. away.
6. No more why? Why? Why?
7. No more Me! Me! Me!
8. No more I need, I need, I need.
9. No more backdooring me in order to get information.
10. No more threats “I will contact your boss!”
I hope you finally learn the mysterious emotional appeals that I have made to Oprah and Dr. Phil the last nine years of having worked as a Public Information Officer.
In closing, I will miss many of you who really took your jobs seriously and acted in a professional manner. Also, those of you who have a BIG heart and really care of the community that you along with us serve.
“Value the people who sacrifice something for you, because maybe that something was their everything.”