Public officials' social media retention policies

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Arlington County Police Department of Arlington County, VA.

It is a clone of this request.

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Due Aug. 10, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Absolutely any and all policies and procedures related to the use and retention of postings, comments, and direct messages by any social media page officially associated with this agency or a public official in its employ

- Absolutely any and all policies related to the retention of public officials' social media content related to public government business. Please include any such policies for Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, or any other social media platforms, including policies related to the retention of comments and reactions to posts, as well as direct messages and private conversations related to official business.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Tom Nash

From: Arlington County Police Department

Mr. Nash

Find the attached response to your FOIA request.

Lieutenant LaTasha Chamberlain
Arlington County Police Department
Office of Professional Responsibility
Internal Affairs Unit
1425 N Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-7920 (office)

Any email sent to/from Arlington County email addresses may be subject to disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $8.70 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Muckrock Staff


A check for the fees for this request will be placed in the mail today. Please continue to process all other requests or provide cost estimates, as necessary.

Thank you.

From: Arlington County Police Department

Virginia Code Section 2.2-3704(I) states that "before processing a request for records, a public body may require the requester to pay any amounts owed to the public body for previous requests for records that remain unpaid 30 days or more after billing."

Lieutenant LaTasha Chamberlain
Arlington County Police Department