The primary function of the Department of Communications is to provide useful information of public interest and importance to the community, residents and businesses within the city limits, as well as the greater Laurel area. The Public Information Officer develops, prepares and coordinates the release of official news advisories, releases and general public information regarding all city issues to enhance understanding of city services, community well-being and public safety.

The Department of Communications was implemented in order to provide the community additional resources in an effort to promote Laurel as a safe and friendly place to live, work and visit, as well as be true to the City Motto - 'Progress through People'.

All media requests for information and interviews must be routed through the City's Communications Department at 301-725-5300, ext. 2208 or you can email your requests.

You can also call the Media and Social Events Line at 240-294-1307 for general information about Laurel, breaking news occurring in Laurel, or to request publicity for a Laurel community event. Information is recorded regularly onto the information line to keep you up to date on what's happening around Laurel.