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Corporate Communications Specialist, Ottawa Police Service
Anat Cohn has been a Corporate Communications Specialist with the Ottawa Police Service since 2008. She obtained her undergrad in Mass Communication from Carleton University and completed a Masters in Communication Management at the University of Southern California. Anat has been instrumental in cultivating the Ottawa Police’s social media program and policy and has been nicknamed the “Web and Social Media Guru” at OPS as a result of her insights and strategy on social media best practices, analytics and identifying trends and hot topics. Her experience in crisis and emergency communication includes police funerals, large-scale demonstrations, the OC Transpo/Via Rail fatal collision in September 2013, the terrorist attack in Ottawa on October 22, 2014, and various reputational incidents. She is also co-chair of the annual Crisis Communication Conference which takes place in Ottawa May 8- 9, 2017. Anat continues to provide communication guidance to the OPS membership, executive staff, other police services and community partners.