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…
MODERATION OF THIRD PARTY CONTENT
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
■ 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.