Genevieve Judge

Posted on: February 25, 2018, by :

The past FLEPIOA President is Genevieve Judge, PIO for the Sarasota Police Department.

Genevieve was appointed as FLEPIOA Vice President in October of 2016. She was elected for a 2-year term in October 2017, and assumed the office of President in January 2019 after the former president resigned.  She completed her role as President on the FLEPIOA Executive Board of Directors in October 2019 following the FLEPIOA Annual Training Conference.

Genevieve Judge serves as the Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator and Media Relations Liaison under the Chief of Police for the Sarasota Police Department.  She’s served in this role since May 2013 and has developed partnerships with her community and media outlets to share the good and bad that come with law enforcement.  Genevieve is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as the sole spokeswoman for SPD.  Before joining SPD, Genevieve spent nearly 10 years as a Multi-Media Journalist for TV stations in Sarasota, Florida, West Virginia, Idaho and most recently Fort Myers, Florida.

Genevieve’s daily responsibilities include interactions with TV, print, and radio outlets in the Tampa and Sarasota media markets.  She also manages all the social media accounts for SPD.  She serves as the person behind the photos and videos seen on SPD’s social media as well.

Since joining SPD, Genevieve has worked with Chief Bernadette DiPino and Command Staff to implement programs such as Coffee with a Cop, Tweet from the Beat, Tea with the Chief, Wanted Wednesday and Flashback Friday.  In 2014, her peers at SPD named her Civilian Employee of the Year for her hard work and dedication.  In 2015, she was awarded the International 2015 ConnectedCops Award of Excellence by for her overall use of Social Media with SPD.

Genevieve holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts.  She’s been member of FLEPIOA and the National Information Officers Association (NIOA) since 2013.