These guidelines are in place to help create a safe environment on all social media channels run by Hertfordshire Constabulary. In our work, we put our communities first; we want to be there when victims need us the most and when criminals don’t. Most importantly, we want people to be safe and feel safe whether they are in their homes, on the streets, at work in our county or using social media.
The aim of our social media channels is to create an environment where our communities can engage safely in debate and are free to make comments, questions and suggestions. However, we will not tolerate offensive posts, which include but are not limited to, homophobic, racist or sexist comments and they will be removed immediately.
We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of our social media communities. Please remember that children are also able to access our social media accounts, so we ask anyone using our accounts to please not use profanities when posting comments and remember that it is the kind and friendly nature of our communities that makes Hertfordshire such a wonderful county, so let's retain that ethos when using social media.
In order to help create this safe environment, we have set out some guidelines which apply to any engagement with us or other members of the community on any of our social media channels.
By engaging with our social media channels you agree to follow these guidelines.
Comments must not:
Contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence.
Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Breach any of the terms of any of the social media platforms themselves.