Public officials' social media retention policies

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Police of Brooklyn Park, MN.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:

- 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl Lipton

From: Police

Good afternoon,

In response to your request, the only policy and/or procedure that we have on social media posting retention is on our Facebook page, see link below:

Here what the link will take you to:


Any other social media policies are related to employee usage of social media while employed with the City of Brooklyn Park. If you are interested in those policies, I can send them to you at no cost.

Thank you!

Lorelei Meyer
Support Services Manager
Brooklyn Park Police Department
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