Media Relations

The City of Fort Pierce seeks to inform its residents, businesses, and visitors by engaging in a proactive communications system. This approach recognizes that one of the most effective and quickest ways to communicate City policies and activities to citizens is by working in partnership with the news media.

City Spokespersons

Unless otherwise authorized, the City’s spokespersons are:

  • Mayor and City Commissioners 
  • City Manager
  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Fort Pierce Police Department Public Affairs Manager
  • Department Managers with expertise on a specific issue at the discretion of the City Manager

Public Record Requests

All Public Record Requests should be made to the Custodian of Records for the City of Fort Pierce:
Public Records Request | Fort Pierce, FL - Official Website (cityoffortpierce.com)

Police Department Records Requests should be made to:

Fort Pierce Police Department
Records Supervisor
920 S US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 467-6800
email

Media Requests/Inquiries

All media inquiries should be made to the Marketing & Communications Manager via e-mail at communications@cityoffortpierce.com. All media requests for public records must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office via a public records request per the established policies for obtaining public information. 

Expectations for Media

Media outlets can expect: 
  • A response/answer (the same day if possible and within a reasonable amount of time as possible). This can even include informing the outlet that “at this time we do not have an answer to your request, but we continue the pursuit.”
  • To ensure accuracy and to assist with the facilitation of details and information, to seek the reporter's deadline and questions sent in writing via email.
  • A request late in the afternoon that requires significant research and/or coordination will be handled the following day unless circumstances warrant otherwise.
  • For interview requests, a 72-hour lead time. This allows for scheduling and ensuring that the interviewee is prepared.

Litigation and Personnel Issues

As a matter of general practice, the City of Fort Pierce and its departments therein do not discuss litigation and/or personnel-related information.