Social Media Terms of Use for the Public

VILLAGE OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE

 POLICE DEPARTMENT

SOCIAL MEDIA TERMS OF USE FOR THE PUBLIC

Updated: August 26, 2022

TERMS OF USE

By posting or commenting on any social media platform used by the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, you participate by your own choice, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information you provide therein. You further agree to the following Terms of Use:

 

The Pleasant Prairie Police Department maintains a social media program for the purpose of engaging and interacting with our community, providing relevant and timely community news, information and events, distribution of crime prevention and public safety tips, for urgent notifications of critical incidents which may affect residents, business owners and visitors of the Village of Pleasant Prairie, and for those people having an interest in the Pleasant Prairie Police Department.

 

Limited Public Forum

All social media platforms used by the Pleasant Prairie Police Department are designed as Limited Public Forums. The department welcomes a person’s right to express their opinion and encourages posters to keep comments relevant to the topic in question. Posting any content on any social media platform used by the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, by any visitor, follower, subscriber or fan, constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use described here in this policy.

 

For purposes of this policy, a social media platform is the website or app offered to the public to provide audio, video, still-photo or written communication between other members of the public and/or representatives of certain groups, businesses, organizations or departments. Examples of social media platforms include but are not limited to; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, website blogs with commenting capabilities, forums and emergency notification services.

 

Emergency or Non-Emergency Requests for Police Assistance 

The posting of requests for police assistance, regardless if it is of an emergency or non-emergency nature, is strongly discouraged and will not guarantee a response by the Pleasant Prairie Police Department or any emergency provider. In case of an emergency, or if police assistance is needed, please DIAL 911. If you wish to report a crime or information relevant to a crime that is not an emergency please call the Pleasant Prairie Police non-emergency number at 262-694-7353.

 

In the event you post information related to a crime, you may be placing yourself in a position of becoming a witness and subject to being subpoenaed for court.

 

Endorsements

“Friending” or “Liking” the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, or an officer or employee of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, does not indicate and endorsement of that person’s actions or comments.

 

A comment posted by a member of the public on any Pleasant Prairie Police Department social media site is the opinion of the commentator or poster only, and publication of a comment does not imply endorsement of, or agreement by, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, nor do such comments necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department.

 

Moderation of Content

The Pleasant Prairie Police Department’s social media platforms are intended to be “family friendly”. When applicable, the department uses platform provided content moderation/filtering options to limit foul or obscene content. The Pleasant Prairie Police Department does not actively monitor the social media platforms used by the department, and will remove inappropriate content without prior notice, and as soon as possible. The department shall reserve the right to remove and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined by the department. Examples of inappropriate content include but are not limited to the text, images or video of; pornography, drug use or any other illegal activity, racial slurs, hate speech and/or anything that would grossly prohibit the investigation by law enforcement of a criminal act.

 

Denial of Access

The Pleasant Prairie Police Department reserves the right to deny access to any Pleasant Prairie Police Department social media sites for any individual, who violates the Pleasant Prairie Police Department’s Social Media Terms of Use, at any time and without notice.

 

Facebook’s Community of Standards

All comments posted to any Pleasant Prairie Police Department Facebook site are bound by Facebook’s Community Standards, and the Pleasant Prairie Police Department reserves the right to report any violation of Facebook’s Community Standards to Facebook with the intent of Facebook taking appropriate and reasonable responsive action.

 

Twitter Rules

When applicable, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department reserves the right to report any violation of Twitter Rules, with the intent of Twitter taking appropriate and reasonable responsive action.

 

Questions

Should you have any questions in regards to items contained herein this Terms of Use, please contact, Chief David Smetana at 262-694-7353. 

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