Public officials' social media retention policies

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Police of Travis County, TX.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Police

Thank you for contacting the TCSO Open Records Department. This email serves as a receipt of your email. Please be advised that our Office must promptly respond to your request and has 10 business days to request a ruling for information we seek to withhold. We will answer all requests in the order that we receive them. We hope you have a wonderful day.

From: Police

Dear Ms. Lipton:

The Travis County Sheriff's Office Facebook page found at under "About," has a General Information statement regarding postings, comments, etc. I did not locate any responsive records related to Sheriff Sally Hernandez Facebook page or Travis County Sheriff's Office Recruiting Facebook page.

I did not locate any other records related to your request, as such, this completes all of the information maintained by this office in connection with this request. Should you have any questions in this regard please feel free to contact our office.


Shelly Hammond Eaton
Sr. Paralegal, Internal Affairs