OLD BRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
This is the official page of the Old Bridge Police Department. This page exists to provide access to information about this Agency and provide a platform for the interaction with the Agency according to the guidelines outlined herewith. Posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms.
In case of emergency, please dial 911.
Do not use this page to report a crime. To report a crime, please call (732) 721-4000.
If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may be publically identifying yourself as a witness. In some instances, this may result in a subpoena or possible endangering yourself or others.
“Friending” or “following” of a citizen by an Agency officer does not indicate an endorsement of that citizen’s actions or comments.
Comments posted by others on this page are not to be considered the opinion of the Agency; nor does the Agency endorse any third-party commenters on this page.
The Agency has the sole discretion and reserves the right to remove and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined in the sole discretion of the Agency and by the Agency.
If you are looking for more information about the Old Bridge Police Department, please visit www.oldbridge.com
Moderation of Third-Party Content*
This Agency’s social media site serves as a limited public forum and all content published is subject to monitoring. User-generated posts will be rejected or removed (if possible) if, at the sole discretion of the Agency, the content is deemed inappropriate. The following are examples and not an all-inclusive list:
Post is off-subject or out of context (comments should be related to the posted topic)
Contains obscenity or material that appeals to the prurient interest
Contains disparaging information about an employee of this agency
Contains offensive terms that target protected classes
Is threatening, harassing or discriminatory
Incites or promotes violence or illegal activities
Contains information that reasonably could compromise individual(s) or public safety
Advertises or promotes a commercial product or service, or any entity or individual
Promotes or endorses political campaigns or candidates OR disparages any person campaigning for election to a political office.
Personal attacks of any kind
Comments or posts that are repetitive
Hyperlinks to third party websites, unless posted by the Old Bridge Police Department approved authorized staff users for links to partnered/sponsored organizations and bona-fide government agencies, or legitimate organizations as Old Bridge PD deems appropriate.
*This policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time without any prior notice.
Public Record Law
Agency social media sites are subject to applicable public records laws. Any content maintained in a social media format related to agency business, including communication posted by the Agency and communication received from citizens, is a public record. The Department maintaining the site is responsible for responding completely and accurately to any public records request for social media content.
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