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Thomas Receives International Award for Leadership in Public Relations

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Thomas Receives International Award for Leadership in Public
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Thomas Receives International Award for Leadership in Public Relations(Courtesy Photo: NSP)
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 9:49 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -— The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is proud to announce that their Public Relations Director, Cody Thomas, has received the Leadership in Public Information Management Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), which is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders worldwide.

This award is given to nominees who demonstrate innovative use of social media and successful information management during critical incidents. Sworn and civilian public information officers around the world are eligible for this award.

Since 2017, Thomas has revamped NSP’s communication strategy with the media and the community. His proactive strategy to improve transparency and increase positive community interaction has produced sustained results.

Thomas has helped mold the image of the Nebraska State Patrol to accurately reflect the complex, yet rewarding work of sworn and civilian staff within the agency. Thomas has generated creative posts that work to highlight NSP’s personality, community connection, workforce, and provide an outlet for serious public safety information as well as light-hearted posts.

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