10-8 is different than other emergency services communications consultants in two important ways.
First, we have relevant hands-on experience as not only consultants, but as members of the media and employees of police agencies.
Second, we come to you. We use your policies and procedures so your officers and staff learn under your organization's guidelines. We'll work in your environment and develop internal and external communications training and/or policies that are specific and tailored to your needs, not cookie-cutter solutions.
Consulting on an hourly, project, or retainer basis is available.
Workshops start at $1500 plus expenses and applicable taxes.
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Image Development & Public Perception
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Executive Public Speaking
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