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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />SOCIAL MEDIAROC-09 <br /> <br />EFFECTIVE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />DATE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 9 <br />N/A 08-09-18 YES <br />08-06-12 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The Surprise Police Department endorses the secure use of social media to <br />enhance communication, collaboration and information exchange; streamline <br />processes; and foster productivity. The use of social media, such as, Facebook, <br />MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn and various social blogging sites have become <br />common outlets for members to socialize. The purpose of this policy is to <br />establish policy and procedure on the use of social media by members of this <br />Department, explain the utility and management of social media, and provide <br />guidance on its management, administration, and oversight. This policy is not <br />meant to address one particular form of social media, rather social media in <br />general, as advances in technology will occur and new tools will emerge. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to provide a new and potentially <br />valuable means of assisting the Department and its members in meeting <br />community outreach, problem-solving, investigative, crime prevention and related <br />objectives through the use of social media. This policy identifies potential uses <br />that may be explored or expanded upon as deemed reasonable by <br />administrative and supervisory personnel. The Department also recognizes the <br />role that these tools play in the personal lives of some Department members. <br />The personal use of social media can have bearing on Department members in <br />their official capacity. Members need to understand the negative impact of <br />inappropriate or unauthorized use of social media involving the Department or its <br />members and the direct impact on the relationship between the Department and <br />the community. As such, this policy provides information of a precautionary <br />nature as well as prohibitions on the use of social media by Department <br />members. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />Term Definition <br />Blog A self-published diary or commentary on a particular topic <br />that may allow visitors to post responses, reactions, or <br /> <br />Official Social Social media that is used, created, or maintained on or <br />behalf of the City of Surprise. <br />Media <br /> <br /> <br />