Facebook Community Code of Conduct
By accessing, or contributing to any Cheshire Constabulary Facebook page you are agreeing to accept the Community Code of Conduct as outlined below. Please take some time to read them and keep them in mind whenever you participate.
We welcome all questions and commentary, including constructive feedback. However, we would ask that participants post content and commentary that is both relevant and respectful to the community as a whole.
If we think you are trying to dominate the page with your own agenda, we may delete your posts. If you keep trying to do this, we may block you from the page. This includes anyone ‘spamming’, ‘link baiting’ or posting links to videos and websites.
Any comments promoting a service or product will also be removed from the page.
Everything you say on social media is public. You are legally responsible for what you say and post. Don’t post anything that is: defamatory; fraudulent, deceptive or misleading; in violation of copyright/someone else’s intellectual property; at risk of causing serious prejudice to a trial; or in violation of any other laws or regulations.
We will not tolerate any posts that are rude, threatening, offensive (i.e. racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, and obscene), or ‘trolling’ in nature. These posts will be deleted (either automatically using Facebook's profanity filter, or by a member of police staff) and the author could be blocked from further use.
We're happy for our platforms to be used to have sensible conversations about policing issues in Cheshire. However, bullying and harassment of any person(s) including police officers, staff and members of the public will not be tolerated. We will remove posts that we feel may offend, intimidate or deliberately provoke other people on our page.
In line with Facebook’s Community Standards around integrity and authenticity, posting as anyone other than yourself may result in a ban from any of the Constabulary’s Facebook pages.
Anyone using an inauthentic profile (including the use of false names as outlined in Facebook’s Name Policies) will be reported to Facebook and may receive a permanent ban.
Please let us know if you have any concerns.
Reporting crime on Facebook
The Constabulary's social media accounts are not monitored 24/7. If you need to report a crime or incident, please call 101 or 999 if it’s an emergency.
For your own safety please do not provide information to us via Facebook. This includes any personal or sensitive information such as a phone number or email address - you could be putting yourself or others at risk. If you have sensitive information for us, please call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
If you come across something on Facebook you think breaks Facebook’s terms and conditions, you should report it to Facebook directly.
If you think a crime is being committed online, you should report it to police online, by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency. Please don’t post links to unlawful material on our Facebook pages.
Thanks and Complaints
Your feedback helps to shape Cheshire Constabulary. So whether you’d like to say thanks or make a complaint we’d like to hear from you.