Social Media Policy

Cedar Grove Police Department Social Media Policy


To build communication and trust with our residents and visitors, and encourage

participation through comments and feedback.


The Cedar Grove Police Department aims to effectively use Social Media Accounts to:

■ Provide information

■ Support community engagement and outreach

■ Support marketing and promotional campaigns

■ Frame the public conversation around the Cedar Grove Police Department

■ Assist with recruitment efforts

Please be aware that when engaging with this agency through Social Media, you agree

to the following…


The agency does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or

agree with Third Party comments, messages, posts, opinions, advertisements, videos,

promoted content, external hyperlinks, linked websites (or the information, products

or services contained therein), statements, commercial products, processes or services

posted on any Social Media Site.

This agency’s social media site serves as a limited public forum and all content published

is subject to preservation and disclosure in accordance with P.L.2001, c.404 commonly known as

the Open Public Records Act.

User-generated posts may be rejected or removed when the content includes any of

the following:

■ incitement of violence or violent behavior,

■ defamation or spread of misinformation,

■ copyrighted or commercial material

■ fraudulent material or accusations, or

■ obscene or illegal material.

We do not allow information intended to compromise the safety or security of the

public or public systems. We do not allow posting of photos or videos by anyone other than

members of the Cedar Grove Police Department. You participate at your own risk, taking

personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.


Social media sites contain communications sent to or received by the Cedar Grove Police

Department and its employees, and such communications are therefore public records subject to

P.L.2001, c.404 commonly known as the Open Public Records Act. These retention

requirements apply regardless of the form of the record (e.g., digital text, photos, audio, and

 video). The Department maintaining a site shall preserve records pursuant to a relevant records retention schedule.


Social media sites are not monitored 24/7. If there is an emergency, contact 911.