Comment Policy for Dothan Police Department Social Media Platforms

The purpose of the Dothan Police Department social media sites is to promote transparency and community engagement in the interest of public safety.  We welcome comments, but once posted, the Dothan Police Department reserves the right to report, hide or delete submissions that:

  • Contain Vulgar language;
  • contain personal attacks of any kind;
  • target or disparage any ethnic, racial or religious group;
  • are spam or include links to other sites;
  • are clearly off topic;
  • are repetitive comments or posts from the same individual;
  • are potentially libelous (false statements);
  • are obscene or explicit;
  • are hateful or mean-spirited;
  • advocate illegal activity;
  • promote particular services, products, or political candidates or organizations;
  • infringe on copyrights or trademarks;
  • embed images from external sources;
  • include private or personal information;
  • contain gory or disturbing imagery;
  • contain drugs or alcohol;
  • threaten, bully or harass; or
  • threaten the safety or security of the public or public systems.

Activity on all Dothan Police Department social media sites is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and policies. You must comply with all terms of use established by the service providers themselves.

Posting to or sharing information with the Dothan Police Department Facebook page can make your comments a public record and can involve you in police investigations or criminal and civil court cases. We are not responsible for any negative actions or reactions to your social media activities.  A copy of a PDF version of the rules are posted below.  

social media comment policy

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