Public officials' social media retention policies

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

It is a clone of this request.



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.

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Tom Nash

From: Richmond Police Department

Mr. Nash,

Attached please find the Richmond Police Department's request for an extension regarding your FOIA request pertaining to our organization's policies and procedures for use and retention of social media content.

Thank you,
Karla E. Peters
Richmond Police Department
Office of General Counsel
(804) 646-5147

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From: Richmond Police Department

Good evening Mr. Nash,

Attached is the Richmond Police Department's response to your Virginia Freedom of Information Act request regarding the Department's social media policy.
Best regards,

William K. Shipman
Associate General Counsel