Facebook Guidance

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is committed to communicating and engaging with everyone on Social Media and listening to your views, opinions and ideas. By following us you can keep up-to-date with everything we do, and the advice we give, to keep people safe.

By ‘liking’ any of the PSNI’s Facebook pages you will receive information about how we work, behind the scenes pictures, campaigns, road information and much more. Our Facebook pages allow you to comment on what we are doing and provide feedback. 

In order to contribute to the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Facebook community you’ll need to be aged 13 and above and be a registered member of Facebook. For further information please see Facebook’s terms and conditions and Community Standards.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland expects anyone interacting with our page to abide by our Rules which can be found on the ‘About’ tab of any of our pages.

Any posts found to have breached our rules will be deleted. Persistent breaching of the rules may result in a ban from the page and a referral made to Facebook in line with their Communities Standards.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is not responsible for any third party user comments posted on any PSNI Facebook page. Comments are solely the expressions and opinions of the contributor and not those of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland reserves the right to alter or modify its Facebook rules at any time.

 

REPORTING CRIME

Facebook should not be used to report crime. It is not monitored 24 hours a day. If you or any other person is in immediate danger, or if a crime is currently being committed please dial 999. If you want to contact the Police Service of Northern Ireland and it is not an emergency, please dial 101. You can also report some types of crime using our online crime reporting form here

 

ADVERTISING

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is not responsible for, nor exercises control over, any Facebook generated advertising content which may appear on any of its pages. 

The Police Service of Northern Ireland will not support advertising or promotion via the use of posted links nor for the solicitation of donations/fundraising unless otherwise agreed in writing in advance with The Police Service of Northern Ireland.

 

SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS

The Police Service of Northern Ireland does not guarantee Facebook services and takes no responsibility for lack of service on Facebook downtime.

 

COPYRIGHT

Content provided by The Police Service of Northern Ireland is protected by copyright.

Unless specified, content should not be copied or re-used without the explicit permission of The Police Service of Northern Ireland or other copyright owners where material is used by the PSNI under licence.

Exceptions to this exist under international copyright law, where material can be used for a non-commercial purpose without permission or payment:

  • Reporting of news (provided photographic material is not used).
  • Research or private study.
  • Education (provided multiple copies are not produced/disseminated).
  • Legitimate review or criticism.
  • Used in legal proceedings (provided the material is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context).

Any material used under these exemptions should sufficiently cite The Police Service of Northern Ireland as the source of the material.

 

DISCLAIMER

Whilst the Police Service of Northern Ireland endeavours to ensure that information on its Facebook pages is accurate and correct, it is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and subject to change and clarification as required. No warranty, express or implied is given as to the accuracy or completeness of information provided.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland does not accept liability for any error or omission and shall not be liable for any third party claims or losses of any nature, including, but not limited to: Loss of profit, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising from a third party’s use or inability to use any PSNI Facebook pages.

The information contained on this site does not constitute legal or other professional advice

The Police Service of Northern Ireland does not accept responsibility for the content of any website to which a ‘hyperlink’ from any of its Facebook pages exists. Whilst every effort is made to check the validity of linked pages, they are provided ‘as is’ with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them.