The staff of Cole Pro Media are social media marketing experts as well as world-class online communicators. We are the only company in the nation that specializes in social media for law enforcement & municipalities (including cities, counties and unincorporated regions).

We understand the challenges facing public agencies and take great pride in our ability to communicate positive stories about our clients – WITHOUT SPIN.

We focus on connecting the community with government entities by creating messages that resonate with the public and help manage problems when they arise.

We believe that integrity, clarity and timeliness are the hallmarks of any strong communications plan – and that is precisely what we bring to our clients.

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President and Founder

Laura Cole is the President and Founder of Cole Pro Media, a Media Consulting firm credited with taking a “revolutionary approach” to helping law enforcement agencies and city governments navigate Crisis Communications and Social Media Management. Cole’s exemplary communications work with Police Departments and Sheriff’s Offices across the West Coast is considered to play a key role in reshaping the narrative surrounding law enforcement in America. As a respected former TV New Reporter who has worked at every level of the industry and served as a White House Correspondent, Cole is passionate about teaching agencies how to tell their own stories through social media, and in turn build their following online. This approach allows for direct communication between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve in a time of crisis. With a “no spin” policy, Cole places a strict emphasis on transparency. Cole Pro Media is the media consulting firm for the California State Sheriffs’ Association. As a sought-after speaker, Cole has shared her Crisis Communications philosophy at several events for the California Police Chiefs’ Association. She’s recognized for leading the exemplary communications efforts of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office during the 2017 deadly Sonoma Fires.  With commitment and dedication to strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and the community, Cole continues to lead the charge in steering agencies in the direction of best communication practices.

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Ken Pritchett,
Media Consultant

Ken Pritchett is a media consultant for Cole Pro Media with 20 years’ experience in television news working as both anchor and reporter.   While focused on state and national politics, Ken covered a variety of stories including crime, wildfires, and local community news. He capped his career at the top station in San Francisco where he won an Emmy, multiple AP awards, and the prestigious Peabody award.

Since leaving TV news, Ken has shared his media experience and storytelling ability with Fortune 500 companies and major non-profits. But, his focus has been on helping law enforcement with crisis communications and delivering their own message on social media.


Stefanie Cruz,
Media Consultant

Stefanie brings 20 years of news experience to Cole Pro Media. As a news anchor and reporter, Stefanie has covered stories all over the country and internationally. In the days following 9/11, she reported from Ground Zero. She has also reported on immigration, NAFTA and environmental issues from south of the border. Stefanie’s work has earned her several Emmy nominations. Stefanie also serves as a board member for the Sacramento domestic violence shelter My Sister’s House.


Cole Pro Media is there in a time of crisis. The insight and experience the consultants of the company bring to the table, help us provide transparency to the public and show us how to work effectively with the media to get our message out to the community.
Sheriff Jim Hart, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office