Social Media Policy

Privacy and Legal information

The Archuleta Sheriff’s Office Social Media Commenting Policy- Social media is a powerful tool to connect, share ideas, and stay updated. We encourage our community to utilize official Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office social media pages to share thoughts and express opinions. We also expect our community to hold this dialogue in a respectful way! 

The Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to HIDE or REMOVE posts, comments, or links that contain:

  • Posts and comments that include vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language;
  • Personal attacks or unsupported accusations;
  • Obscene or sexual content or links to obscene or sexual content;
  • Comments that suggest, endorse or encourage illegal activity;
  • Hate speech directed at race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law;
  • Defamation or personal attacks to a person, people, or organization;
  • Information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations;
  • Off-topic or irrelevant posts, or posts that involve non-Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office-related activities;
  • Comments soliciting commerce, or sale of a product or service; 
  • Comments that infringe on copyrights, plagiarized material, copyrighted material, or material that violates intellectual property rights; 
  • Disclosure of personally identifying information such as medical information, social security numbers, credit card numbers, the email address of another person, or any other information that could potentially be used to perpetrate identification fraud;
  • Any disclosure of personal addresses, telephone numbers, or other personally identifying information that could be used in furtherance of a criminal act against another;
  • Post with links that are suspected of containing a virus or any type of malware, spyware, ransomware or other similar malicious software;
  • Spam or links to other sites;
  • Spam comments, such as the same comment posted repeatedly; and/or,
  • Anonymous posts.

All links posted as comments on Archuleta County Sheriff’ Office social media pages are reviewed and may be deleted. 

We understand that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, our moderation capabilities are not! The Sheriff’s Office typically monitors social media during normal operating hours. Social media pages may not be monitored during the evening, weekends, and holidays. We may not see every inappropriate comment right away, and we are trusting in the maturity of our community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech until we can take action. Removed or hidden content will be recorded through the Sheriff’s Office social media archive. 

Pursuant to Colorado laws and procedures, any suspects pictured on this page are considered to be innocent until proven guilty.