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Social Media Policy

Social Media

Social Media Policy

Guernsey Police uses social media, namely Facebook and Twitter, as a method of communicating directly with the public. It enables police staff to quickly highlight issues, raise awareness of police work throughout the Bailiwick and to become even more aware of public opinion. We invite and encourage the public to 'like', 'follow' and provide feedback via these social networking sites.

The Police use of these Facebook and Twitter accounts is solely for the purpose of factual communication.


The social media accounts are administered by police staff and are generally monitored during normal office hours. They are not routinely monitored 24 hours-a-day.

Facebook or Twitter should never be used to report a crime.


Guernsey Police reserve the right to remove any comments or contributions and block accounts or users, particularly those that breach the following guidelines.

1. Do not to post messages that may be:-

·prejudicial to court proceedings
·abusive
·defamatory
·harassing
·harmful
·libellous
·obscene
·profane
·racially offensive
·sexually offensive
·unlawful

2. Do not swear.
3. Comments should be civil, tasteful and relevant.
4. Do not post content copied from elsewhere for which you do not own the copyright.
5. Do not post the same or similar messages more than once. This will be viewed as spam.
6. Do not publicise your own, or anyone else's, personal information.
7. Do not advertise your own or other peoples products or services.
8. Do not pretend to be someone else.