West Yorkshire Police Federation has a new/open Facebook page – and officers have been reminded to be careful what they post on Social media sites.
The new public page – accessed via Facebook – remains an excellent tool for keeping our thousands of members up to date with the latest local and national policing and federation news.
It will also enable the wider public who choose to follow the page to learn about the realities of policing, a #joblikenoother.
Open Facebook pages are used by a number of other Federations across England and Wales for a similar purpose.
In light of the new page, West Yorkshire Police Federation has issued the following statement: “Use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are excellent tools for communicating with each other and joining the debate.
“However it is always worth police officers remembering that any comments placed on such sites have to be deemed to be in the public domain and can be viewed by any number of people.
“The Independent Police Complaints Commission and Professional Standards Departments may well monitor social networking sites.
“Please ensure that when you use these social media sites your comments could not be used against you at a later date.
“West Yorkshire Police Federation does not want to discourage debate – and officers from taking part in it – but would advise all members to please be careful and considered before you post any comments.”
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Date posted: October 9, 2014