Social Media Monitoring policies (Newark Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Newark Police Department of Newark, NJ.

It is a clone of this request.

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Multi Request Social Media Monitoring policies


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of your Agency's social media monitoring policies and guidelines, as well as any assessments of its privacy or legal implications.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Newark Police Department

Ms. Best:
Your request was sent to Police Division for a response. With an estimated date of completion of 8/24/ 18. The file reference is # PD-18-0584.


Soraida Lara

OPRA Staff

From: Newark Police Department

MS. Best:
The Police Legal Affairs Department has provided documents responsive to your request. See attached ( The Policies regarding Social Media for the Public Safety Department. Confirm when received.
Best regards,

Soraida Lara