Media Relations

The Office of Media Affairs consists of a public information officer (position currently open) and two police media affairs coordinators. The two media affairs coordinators are the primary point of contact for the media and are responsible for the release of newsworthy information regarding arrests, investigations, major incidents, crime statistics, etc. They act as the police department’s spokesperson and conduct most of the television, radio, and newspaper interviews. They are also responsible for all Irving Police Department social media sites, the website, and video production.

Police Media Affairs Coordinator Chelsey Jones started with the City of Irving in 2009 and was transferred to the Community Services Division at the Irving Police Department in 2011. While there, her primary responsibility was to manage the convenience store program, but she has been heavily involved in the department’s social media outreach since 2012. She is a TCOLE-certified Crime Prevention Specialist. In 2017, she was transferred to Administration as one of two media affairs coordinators. Fun Fact: She was born and raised in Irving and is an Irving Tiger Alumni. She also attended North Lake Community College, where she received her associate’s degree.

Police Media Affairs Coordinator Delaney Brey joined the Irving Police Department in August of 2023. Transitioning from a decade-long career in sports broadcasting, Delaney is a Media Affairs Coordinator specializing in video production and storytelling. While most of her experience and accomplishments come from covering athletes and professional teams across the board, she dove into news coverage during the pandemic to help keep local businesses alive and the community safe. A Mesquite native, Delaney is familiar with the DFW area and looks forward to strengthening the bond between residents, businesses, visitors, and officers. She holds a degree in Multimedia Journalism and a Public Relations minor from Lynn University. Fun Fact: While covering the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2021 NBA Finals, she found a deer keeper at the Phoenix Zoo who was born and raised in Wisconsin. It led to a day at the zoo and hand-feeding an endangered species known as the Calamian Deer. It's one of her favorite stories to date.