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Matthew Brown, Communications Program Manager
Matthew oversees the City's press communications and public relations activities.
Deanna Gescheider, Director of Communications and Community Engagement
Deanna directs the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, this includes overseeing and managing strategic direction for the City's: media relations, print and new communications, television production and web services.
Reno Police Chief earns distinguished Patriot Award
Pitts is a nationally recognized innovator, educator and practitioner in Intelligence Led Policing, Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving and progressive police-training initiatives. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, teaching subjects as diverse as Leadership, Multi-Culturism, Community Policing and Problem Solving, Homeland Security and Terrorism.
During Pitts’ 35 years of service with the RPD, he has spent numerous years in Major Case and Homicide Investigations, Emergency Management and Crisis Intervention. He has more than 25 years of experience in SWAT and other special operations units and more than 15 years of command level experience.
More about the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award
An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve, or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to the nominating Service member and his or her family. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed. Patriot Awards are awarded to individual supervisors, not to an entire staff or organization as a whole.