Police use of Twitter

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3724
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Recently a member of police staff in Merseyside left the force "by mutual consent" following an ill-advised joke on its official Twitter account. What guidance is provided to Metropolitan Police Service staff and officers about the appropriate way to use social media accounts?

Answer

Answer for Police use of Twitter

Answer for Police use of Twitter

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS provides a range of resources to officers and staff to guide their use of social media accounts. This includes Borough social media policies, standard operating procedures for use of the internet and a checklist for the professional use of social media. In addition to training provided officers and staff are encouraged to contact the Directorate of Media and Communication's Social Media Team for advice and support when necessary.