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 Any person is hereby authorised to view, copy, print and distribute these documents subject to the following conditions: 

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Social Media

Humberside Police intend to engage in a two way conversation using social media (for example, Facebook and Twitter), but have set out some guidelines to ensure that these conversations are appropriate, ensure that people are safe and give you an idea as to how certain types of information will be treated.

We shall attempt to respond to postings appropriately, but we are unable to engage in dialogue on a 24/7 basis. Priority will be given to responding to issues during office hours. Occasionally during these times it may not be possible to enter into or continue a discussion due to operational matters.

We will NOT accept offensive or discriminatory language, which may cause harassment, alarm or distress. This includes comments which are perceived as racist or homophobic. If they are posted on media platforms where we have editorial control, they shall be challenged and removed.

Crime reports and criminal intelligence should NOT be posted on our social media platforms. There are a number of established channels for reporting crime and information. A request for urgent help on these sites cannot be dealt with - in an emergency you should call 999. Alternatively, for non emergencies try our online crime reporting page (http://www.humberside.police.uk/contact-us/reporting-a-crime), call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Certain issues which relate to ongoing prosecutions, or information which identifies personal details without that individuals express consent, should not be posted and will be removed if sites are within the editorial control of Humberside Police.

Our Force and Divisional Twitter Accounts

The Humberside Police Twitter accounts (i.e.  "Humberbeat", "Humberbeat_NL", "Humberbeat_NEL", "Humberbeat_ERY", "Humberbeat_Hull") have been set up to inform the public of the county’s news, events, online facilities and major incidents.

By ‘following’ us, you can expect tweets covering the following:

  • News about how Humberside Police is policing your area, major criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Operational updates about the policing of events.
  • Appeals for information.
  • Crime prevention advice.
  • Information from emergency services partners relevant to the safety and well being of the public and visitors to our force area.

Following

If you ‘follow’ us on Twitter we will NOT automatically follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement/partnership/collaboration of any kind. 

Replies and contacting Humberside Police

We are unable to monitor Twitter round the clock. However, we will seek to answer all reasonable tweeted questions. Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of our work, or other demands, it may not be possible to answer all questions.

Please do not try to report crime using Twitter

We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers.

As previously mentioned, we cannot guarantee we’ll be able to read everything marked for our attention but we will endeavour to ensure any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people and responded to where possible.

You are also reminded that malicious communications using Twitter may constitute a criminal offence and will be dealt with appropriately.

Availability

We will update and monitor our Twitter feed as reasonably necessary and practicable. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

**”We” and “Us” being Humberside Police.

External Website Links

 Humberside Police is not responsible for the content or reliability of any of the web sites referenced, and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listings shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. The Force cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over availability of the linked pages 

Copyright

Humberside Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information will not breach Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached information should be addressed to the The Force Solicitor, Humberside Police, Police HQ, Priory Road, Hull, HU5 5SF.