THE CHIEF of Police has banned non-designated members of the force from talking to the media, warning that violators will be disciplined, it emerged yesterday.
In a circular, police chief Michalis Papageorgiou bans any officers from giving reporters information about an investigation without the permission of the leadership.
The practice by investigators to brief reporters should stop immediately, the circular said.
“The aim of this circular is to put communication between the police and the media on a correct basis,” Papageorgiou said yesterday. “Nothing more nothing less.”
The chief said the force intends on providing timely, accurate and objective information.Read More