Crystal Newcombe Nosal

Commander, Public Info Office, Alexandria PD, VA

Crystal Newcombe Nosal balances work in policing and crisis communications as Commander of the Public Information office for the Alexandria Police Department. She has significantly expanded the department’s use of social media and online interactions with the community. Crystal was formerly a police officer with Arlington County, where she was a patrol officer, crime scene investigator and a public information officers. While with Arlington, Crystal received two valor awards and a law enforcement commendation. Crystal graduated from Mary Baldwin College and the Virginia Women’s Institute of Leadership and serviced on the MBC Alumni Board of Directors for six years.

General Session

Keynote Panel: Social Media Crisis Response

When a crisis hits your agency, you have seconds before the narrative could spin out of your control. This interactive panel shares best practices and hard lessons learned for managing any incident. Attendees will leave with solid strategies for holding your ground when crisis hits.

General Session