January Luncheon: Earning a Currency of Trust; Walton County Sheriff’s Office Works to Gain Public Trust

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Date(s) - 01/15/2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Vue 30a


Join us for our January Professional Development Luncheon at Vue on 30a featuring Corey Dobridnia, Walton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer
Please arrive at 11:30 for networking and the luncheon will begin at 11:45. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch provided by Vue on 30a.
Please RSVP by Monday, January 14. Any cancellations made within 48 hours of the event will be billed or not eligible for refunds.
Earning a Currency of Trust; Walton County Sheriff’s Office Works to Gain Public Trust 

Social media is part of our everyday lives. Law Enforcement – especially – must learn to embrace it in order to earn trust from their communities. Walton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Corey Dobridnia will identify social media platforms that have assisted them in earning that “currency of trust” while highlighting the engagement each one produces. Dobridnia will also discuss the media’s role in the evolving technological world and how WCSO controls the agency’s message. Participants will gain a better understanding of how the agency utilizes social media to prevent/solve crime, engage the communities, and show the human side of law enforcement.

About the Speaker:
Corey Dobridnia is currently employed as the Public Information Officer at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. Dobridnia was awarded PIO of the year in 2017 by Florida Law Enforcement Public Informations Officer’s Association and the Florida Fire Chief’s Association. In a past life, she was the weekend anchor for WMBB News13 in Panama City. During the week she worked as a one-man-band reporter covering Tyndall Air Force Base and Naval Support Activity Panama City.
Dobridnia graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor’s in Communication and earned a Master’s Degree from Florida State University in Corporate and Public Communication. ERAU was also where she lettered in Women’s Volleyball.

Originally from Providence, Rhode Island Dobridnia was raised all around the Northeast until her mother moved to Jupiter, Florida where she attended high school at William T. Dwyer in Palm Beach Gardens.

She still continues to play volleyball (on the beach now) and also loves to travel, hike, and spend time with family.

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