Homicide Initial News Release
PAVILION HOMICIDE NEWS RELEASE TEMPLATE 20210614.DOCX
Use this template to inform the media of available information after a murder has occurred.
Check with your unit to ensure there are no local templates that should be used instead.
Use this template to write an initial homicide of victim news release that includes:
- Date, time and place
- Name and assignment of the victim, if releasable
- Summary of the circumstances
- Information about the pronunciation of death
- Investigation updates
Distributing Your News Release
Convert the news release into a PDF and distribute via email or social media, or direct the media to a link on your organization's website that hosts a digital copy of your media kit and/or news releases. Ensure all information is reviewed and approved by leadership and released by persons with release authority to speak to the media.