Privacy Policy - FAQ

What information we collect?


We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form. When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail, or contact information. You may however, visit our site, collect information from it as well as utilize our resources anonymously.




What do we use your information for?


Any information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (for example, allow you updates to news features etc.)
  • To improve our website and service to the public
  • To send updated information to you upon your request
  • To administer contest, promotion, survey, or other site, social media, or public relations type events, projects, and promotions,
  • To contact you regarding a compliment, concern, complaint, or correspondence.
Information supplied can be used in criminal investigations if warranted and used in accordance with federal, state, and local law. Information used for example could be witness information regarding a complaint on an officer or department employee as well as other information that may help to further an active police investigation. We will not archive website data for the purpose of filling a criminal or public information database other than for the purposes listed above.




Do we disclose information to outside parties?


No, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information. This doesn't include trusted third parties who assist in the operation of our website or day-to-day function.




Third Party Links


At our discretion, we will include third party links and information as a feature of our website. These links and third party sites and organizations have separate privacy policies and we claim no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of them. We seek to protect the integrity of our site and our agency and welcome feedback about our third party links.




Online Privacy Policy


This online privacy policy applies to information collected through our website and not to information collected by other means.




Social Media Policy


As part of our social media policy, we ask that participants not engage in behavior or language that may be considered offensive. We maintain the right to delete, hide, or otherwise remove from public view all content that includes destructive or offensive language, images, links, or etc. We ask that formal complaints and requests for calls for service not be filed or submitted through social media. Instead we ask that the proper steps are followed when requesting an officer, reporting a crime, or making a complaint to the department. Read our full comment moderation policy here.




Your Consent


By utilizing our site and interacting with our social media accounts, you consent to our privacy policy.




Changes to our Privacy Policy


We may at any time decide to change our privacy or social media policy. Changes will be posted on this page.




Contact Us


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