Local media is a direct link to the community. If the bridge is weak, it will need support from both ends for a stronger connection. The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association has been working together with local media for 20 years. The panel— including media and law enforcement professionals from Connecticut and Tennessee— will share how to create collaborative environments to develop and maintain a bridge of trust and transparency for citizens. The panel and presentation will help you design a roadmap to work together with local media outlets to better share positive stories, handle breaking news, and create better communication during challenging times on behalf of the public.