FOIA Request: Copy of any Charlottesville Police Department social media policies

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Charlottesville Police Department of Charlottesville, VA.


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all current Charlottesville Police Department social media policies which apply to any employees of the Charlottesville Police Department.

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: Charlottesville Police Department

Mr. Nash,

A copy of our social media policy has already been provided for you in a previous request. Our records indicate we sent the response on April 4, 2019.

Please let me know if you have any issues locating the documents.
Tyler Hawn
Public Information Officer
Charlottesville Police Department
(434) 970-3640


The following message and record was sent in response to MR 66811 on April 4, 2019.

Mr. Nash,

This is a response to your Virginia Freedom of Information Act request originally received on January 2, 2019, regarding social media. Because you have now satisfied the residency requirement as indicated in Code of Virginia Section 2.2-3704, we are now able to process your request.

CPD has no records responsive regarding the purchase of, acquisition of, installation of, subscription to, payment for, or agreements concerning software designed to access information from social media services, including but not limited to:
* BrightPlanet
* Geofeedia
* Intrado Inc.
* LifeRaft
* Magnet Forensics
* Media Sonar
* Signal Corporation
* ZeroFOX

Attached you will find CPD's social media policy which governs the use of our social media platforms.

CPD currently utilizes three social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For ease, I am including the profile information below:


Twitter: @cvillepolice

Instagram: @cville_police

Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding this request.


Tyler O. Hawn

Public Information Officer

Charlottesville Police Department