Smith CO. Sheriff's Office hires Public Information Officer

Smith County Sheriff's Office:

TYLER (KYTX) – Today, the Smith County Sheriff's Office announced the addition of John Moore as its new Public Information Officer (PIO). Moore is expected to join the department later this month.

Moore has served as the PIO for Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics for the past 13 years and previously was Director of Marketing for Stewart Regional Blood Center. For 10 years, he was the host of KNUE Radio's morning show, and before that was a reporter and the sports director for KTBB Radio.

"When I was campaigning for the office of Sheriff of Smith County, one of my pledges was for this office to do a better job of keeping the news media and the public informed of what was going on in their county," said Sheriff Larry Smith. "What John brings to the table is exactly what I was looking for in a public information officer. He knows how to work with the news media to meet their needs and he is trained in social media so that he can also keep the public up-to-date."

Sheriff Smith said Facebook and Twitter would be used when appropriate to update the public. The Smith County Sheriff's Office Facebook page is already active and has over 400 followers.

For more information on the Smith County Sheriff's Office, visit or like us on Facebook @ Smith County Sheriff's Office.


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