Photo of Parla Parker, Public Information Officer Parla Parker, Public Information Officer
Phone: 912-652-7606

Photo of Brianna Jones, Public Information Assistant Brianna Jones, Public Information Assistant
Phone: 912-652-7604

Under the leadership of Sheriff John T. Wilcher, the Public Information Office (PIO) is integral in upholding the principle of clear and open communication, a foundational element of effective law enforcement. By maintaining a strong, cooperative relationship with both the community and media outlets, the PIO ensures that the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office remains connected and responsive to the needs and concerns of the community it serves.

The responsibilities of the PIO extend beyond media relations to encompass overall communication, brand management, and public relations. Emphasizing transparency and openness, the office plays a key role in building and maintaining the trust and confidence of the citizens of Chatham County.

Parla Parker, Public Information Officer, brings over twenty years of experience in strategic communication to her role. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, she oversees the office's strategic communications and manages the Recruiting Unit. Her expertise in marketing, branding, public relations, and strategic communication is instrumental in upholding the reputation of the Sheriff's Office. Serving as a liaison for both internal and external communications, Parla Parker has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2019, offering well-rounded experience to her position.

Brianna Jones, Public Information Assistant, specializes in content development, social media management, event planning, and coordination. A graduate of Florida A&M University, Brianna joined the Sheriff's Office in 2022. Her dynamic approach and fresh perspective greatly enhance the office's outreach and engagement efforts. With her keen eye for detail and innovative thinking, Brianna plays a pivotal role in shaping the brand of the Sheriff's Office. Her ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences has made her an invaluable asset to the team.

Media requests can be submitted via the form on the "Contact Us" page.