The New Mexico Broadcasters Association works with many government agencies and organization in helping public information personnel enhance their communication skills and better prepare for contact with broadcast and print reporters. This training is sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Transportation and is offered to local law enforcement, firefighters and other government agencies involved in Traffic Safety Issues. Participants will have hands-on experience as well as Q&A with local broadcasters For more information, contact Mary Ann Morton at the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.
Meet our Certified Instructors
Melanie Majors is the NMBA's law enforecement trainer. She has an extensive public relations and communication background. As an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico’s Communications and Journalism Department Majors brings her experience from print media and news broadcasting to the next generration of journalists.. She has vast experience in strategic planning, crisis management, employee management, as well as the research, writing and distribution of news releases; writing and producing new promotions; public service announcements and advertising sales commercials.
Kevin Bruno is a 20-year veteran of law enforcement in New Mexico. He has been a DPS certified instructor since 1997. He currently teaches various subjects around the state of New Mexico. In those 20 years of law enforcement, he has been assigned around the state and worked in several different divisions. He spent six years in the investigations bureau as an agent and a supervisor. He supervised the DWI unit in Albuquerque for five years and has done three years in the training bureau. He has been a negotiator for 12 years and supervised the unit. He is currently a Master Instructor in several areas of law enforcement training.
Keith Elder is a graduate of the 41st New Mexico State Police recruit school in 1984 and has served throughout the state for 22 years. His assignments included patrol duties in Espanola, Vaughn, Santa Rosa, Hobbs and Socorro. Elder was assigned to Governor’s Security under the last Bruce King administration. His career concluded in Albuquerque when he was assigned to the Office of the Chief in Professional Standards. In addition, Elder has been a law enforcement instructor for about 28 years, providing training on General Police subjects, Police Traffic Radar, Firearms, HB93 (CIT) and Constitutional Use of Force. He is an adjunct instructor with the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and holds command level certification from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. He has assisted NMBA with several of the classes in Media Relations and Public Information.
New Mexico News Network
The NMBA can help you distribute your news releases through the New Mexico News Network. Simply create an account and upload your release that is instantly distributed to radio and televisions stations across the state. It's an easy and effective way to get information to communities across New Mexico. For more information, contact the NMBA or visit www.nmnn.net today.