PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER | COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
An Interview with Ashley Hulsey
Ashley Hulsey has served as the Communications Director for Carroll County since 2020. She continues to serve as the Public Information Officer for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and remains on their roster as a mandated deputy sheriff. Her law enforcement career began in 2010 and since then she has worked as a patrol deputy, school resource officer, Crimes Against Persons investigator, and now PIO. Ashley's natural talent for public speaking, her ability to multitask while staying extremely organized, and her dedication to her law enforcement family as well as her community as a whole have led her to a profession that align perfectly with her skill set and her passion.
How long have you worked in law enforcement and how did you come to be the PIO for the Sheriff's Office and later, the Communications Director for the county?
For someone watching this who wants to become a PIO someday, what should they know about this position?
What are your primary responsibilities and what kind of hours do you work?
What skills or personality traits does someone need to have to do well in this line of work?
What education is necessary to excel in this profession?
If someone aspires to be a Public Information Officer, but no positions are open in their area, what similar career paths might they consider?
What does a typical day look like for you?
What kinds of problems do you deal with?
What kinds of decisions do you make?
What do you love most about your job?
What do you like least about your job?
Has there been a highlight of your career?
What advice would you give someone considering pursuing this profession?
Are there any misconceptions regarding your job or something people typically don't know or find surprising?
What's something you found surprising about the job that you didn't know until you got into it?
If you had a do-over, would you choose this same career?