The Winter Haven Police Department has a Facebook page allowing our citizens to offer feedback and the many topics that relate to law enforcement in Winter Haven. We welcome your feedback, but also have a policy to protect our members and citizens alike.
Under Florida law, all content on the Department’s Facebook page is subject to public records law, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. By becoming a fan or friend your information will be a matter of public record.
Social Media Posting Policy
We encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. You are fully responsible for the content of your comments. We welcome your comments, but we expect comments generally to be courteous, follow our rules of decorum, and be related to the posting being discussed. To that end, we have established the following policy and we reserve the discretion to remove comments that: contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; contain threats or defamatory statements; are bullying, intimidating, or harassing any user; contain personal attacks; contain hate speech; promote or endorse services or products; suggest or encourage illegal activity; are multiple, repetitive off-topic posts by a single user (spam); are not topically related to the particular posting; or violate a legal ownership interest of any other party. In short: be nice. Our rules of decorum are in place to encourage civil discourse and to prevent a poster from disrupting dialog in a way that prevents or impedes the accomplishment of the purpose of our Facebook site. Our purpose is to convey important public safety information, increase our ability to quickly, effectively, and efficiently reach the citizens of Winter Haven to help us find criminal suspects, find missing and/or endangered persons, communicate public safety alerts, and further our mission of preventing, reducing, suppressing, displacing, solving, and fighting crime in Winter Haven.