Public officials' social media retention policies

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the State College Area Police Department of State College, PA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know 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.


Beryl Lipton

From: State College Area Police Department

Good Evening:

I have forwarded your Right to Know Law request to the Borough's

Open Records Officer.

Theresa A. Gedman
Police Records Supervisor
State College Police Department
Borough of State College
243 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-278-4728
Fax: 814-231-3070

From: State College Area Police Department

Dear Ms. Lipton:

Attached please find a response to your Right-To-Know Request dated January 24, 2018.

Stacy Hall
Administrative Assistant
State College Borough
243 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801

Notice: All Borough employee email may be subject to public disclosure under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Right to Know Act.