|Jan. 24, 2018
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Montana Public Records Act, Article II, § 9, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.
Good Afternoon - your request to the Great Falls Police Department was forwarded to me for response. The records responsive to your request, policies and procedures related to social media use and retention, can be found here: https://greatfallsmt.net/neighborhoodcouncils/city-great-falls-social-media-policy and here: http://greatfallsmt.net/sites/default/files/fileattachments/city_commission/meeting/packets/93291/ar20160503-14-revised_personnel_policy_manual.pdf. The City utilizes archiving software to capture all City account social media content. Retention of same is subject to the Local Government Records Committee retention schedule: http://sos.mt.gov/Portals/142/Records/forms/Local_Schedule8.pdf?dt=1519163348665
Lisa Kunz, City Clerk
Civic Center Room 204
2 Park Drive South
P.O. Box 5021
Great Falls, MT 59403
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Beryl: your request dated February 21st addressed to the Great Falls Police Department was forwarded to me for response. See response below to your request dated January 30, 2018.
Lisa Kunz, City Clerk
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