Public and Governmental Affairs helps promote the Patrol’s public image and messages through media releases, interviews, social media, a website, and other safety materials. The Patrol’s statewide public information officer (PIO) is a part of this unit, and is tasked with coordinating information and communication with the public and media.
The unit is also responsible for updating the agency’s policy and procedure manual, and provides security during the legislative session. A recruiter resides within the department. The Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) program and grants are also overseen by Public and Governmental Affairs.