By accessing, or contributing to any Cheshire Constabulary social media pages 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.

Content

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.

Safe space

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 a 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 and Twitter's Community Standards around integrity and authenticity, posting as anyone other than yourself may result in a ban from any of the Constabulary’s social media pages.

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 social media. 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 social media you think breaks their terms and conditions, you should report it to the company 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 social media 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.