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Social Media Rules of Conduct

The rules of conduct for use of the social media pages designed and maintained by the St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD) in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Our pages are created to provide people who live and work in the Tampa Bay Area, or others with an interest in the SPPD, access to information about the SPPD and a platform to interact with the SPPD. Our social media pages are monitored and managed by the Community Awareness Division of SPPD.

  • Comments posted by others on SPPD’s social media pages are not to be considered the opinion of the SPPD nor does SPPD endorse any third-party comments on this page.
  • SPPD welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to content on this page.
  • In case of emergency, or if you need police assistance, dial 9-1-1. Do not use any social media page to report a crime. To report crime, contact our non-emergency number at 727-893-7780.

This page is a limited public forum. Before posting on our social media pages, please review the terms below. Posting on our pages constitutes acceptance of these terms, and SPPD reserves the right to remove any comments and to remove or limit access by any users that violate these terms.

  • If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may be placing yourself in the position of becoming a witness in court proceedings.
  • All comments are subject to Florida public records laws.
  • Inappropriate comments will be removed and may result in a temporary or permanent ban of the user’s account or affiliated accounts. Inappropriate comments include, but are not limited to comments that:
    1. Are not related to the posted topic
    2. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or violate the legal rights of others
    3. Include racism, hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, profanity, vulgarity, name calling, spam, or advertisements
    4. Encourage or engage in conduct or activity in violation of federal, state, or local laws
    5. Share personal information about another person or that violate a person’s privacy interests
    6. Include information that may compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems
    7. Include copyrighted material belonging to another person
    8. Advertisements
    9. Contain links to inappropriate or offensive websites

SPPD may remove a comment or remove or limit access by any user for violation of these terms without notice.

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