Social Media Comment Policy
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office welcomes your social media comments. The purpose of these discussions is to present information relevant to the stated purpose of the Sheriff’s Office’s social media sites, regarding matters of public interest in the County of Sonoma. We encourage you to submit your comments, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites and not public forums.
Please note that the comments expressed on these sites do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, its officers, agents, affiliates, or employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of these online moderated discussion sites, please contact us at Sheriff-PIO@sonoma-county.org.
By posting anything to the Sheriff’s Office’s social media site(s), you agree to the following terms:
- Users will treat others with respect. Users warrant that they own or have permission to post the information contained in their postings, including but not limited to video, photos, or digital reproductions and that no copyright or trademark infringement has taken place due to posting it on these sites. Further, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by users on these sites is correct, and disclaims any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information.
- Users of these sites do not retain any rights over their postings. Postings are intended for public view and any personal information posted constitutes a waiver of any rights to privacy or confidentiality.
- Once posted, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or comments that promote, foster or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation. Further, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office also reserves the right to delete comments that are: (i) spam or include links to other sites; (ii) clearly off topic; (iii) advocate illegal activity; (iv) promote particular services, products, or political organizations; (v) tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; or (vi) infringe on copyrights or trademarks. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to hide any comment deemed inappropriate for any reason and without explanation. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to ban any user at will.