The PIO Podcast

S2 - Episode #21: Sgt. Stewart Smith, PIO - Troup County Sheriff's Office (GA)

June 01, 2022 Robert Tornabene Season 2 Episode 21
The PIO Podcast
S2 - Episode #21: Sgt. Stewart Smith, PIO - Troup County Sheriff's Office (GA)
Show Notes

In this episode, we interview Sgt. Stewart Smith from the Troup County Sheriff's Office in Georgia. 

  • Things that we discussed included his 20-year career with Troup County and how he became the PIO. 
  • Stewart describes the size of the Sheriff's Office and the county population. 
  • Besides being a PIO, Stewart has a variety of other responsibilities, and he details them for you.
  • We asked what challenges he faced coming into the Sheriff's Office as the first dedicated PIO. 
  • Stewart is also a regional director for National Information Officers Association, and we discuss how he got involved in the NIOA and what his duties are. 
  • Last, we discussed what does he see as the greatest area needed for improvement for Public Information Officers today?


Of course, there are always rapid-fire questions.

Stewart Smith's email