Tyler Hawn joined the Charlottesville Police Department as the Public Information Officer in January 2019, following a six-year career as a journalist. Most recently, he was an anchor/reporter in the local Charlottesville market.
Tyler is responsible for the police department's media relations, building the department's presence and engaging with the community on social media, and handling police department-related Freedom of Information Act requests.
Tyler is a 2013 graduate of West Virginia University (Let's Go Mountaineers!), where he received a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. Tyler was born and raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and moved to Central Virginia in 2014.
In his spare time, Tyler enjoys hiking at Shenandoah National Park with his German Shepherd, Kaiser, and finding new places to discover on road trips.
Tyler is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police PIO Section.