Social Media Terms of Service

The purpose of the California Highway Patrol’s social media pages is to share news and information regarding the activities, policies and programs of the Department and its employees. We encourage discussion and comments on posts. Your insights are important.
 
If you have an emergency, immediately call 9-1-1. Please do not use social media to report criminal activity or an emergency incident.
 
The opinions expressed by visitors to this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CHP.

Comments


Due to the fact these pages are public and possibly visible to persons of all ages, we expect participants to show respect, civility, and consideration to each other. Therefore, comments will be removed if they:

 
- Contain personal attacks against any member of the public or an employee of the Department.
 
- Promote or advertise services or products.
 
- Contain abusive, profane, or vulgar language.
 
- Contain sexual content, overly graphic, disturbing, obscene or offensive material, or material that would otherwise violate the law if published on this site.
 
- Hate speech targeting one of more of the following actual or perceived characteristics of an individual or group: disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
 
Employees of the CHP will not edit public comments to remove objectionable or inappropriate content, so please ensure that comments comply with this policy if you would like it to remain posted.
 
The CHP recognizes that social media tools are available 24 hours a day, and we welcome comments at any time. However, given the need to manage resources, the moderation and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, or when possible. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends or holidays will be read and posted as soon as possible if they meet the aforementioned criteria; in most cases, this will mean the next business day.

​​Privacy


To protect your personal privacy and the privacy of other persons, The CHP recommends that people do not include personally identifiable information, such as full name, Social Security number, phone numbers, addresses, or e-mail addresses in the body of their comments. If comments include personally identifiable information, it may not be posted.

 
Note: The CHP or any of its members will not ask for your personal information via any social networking site either through the official California Highway Patrol’s social media pages, nor any social media page maintained by any other unit or person employed by the CHP, for any official use by the Department.

Contact


Members of the public should be aware that information shared through this site may be subject to release to people who request it through the Freedom of Information Act.

 
Please note that communications made through social media channels will not constitute legal or official notice or comment to the CHP or any official or employee of the CHP for any purpose.
 
While it was necessary for the CHP to impose these restrictions, it doesn't mean that we don't want to hear from members of the public. The CHP encourages feedback - both positive and negative - and we want to hear your ideas and opinions. You can contact the CHP by visiting http://www.chp.ca.gov.

Disclaimer for Advertisements and Links


As you visit the CHP’s social media pages, please note the information provided on these pages and the links to other related websites or pages are provided as a courtesy to visitors only. They are in no manner an endorsement, recommendation, or approval of any person, any product, or any service continued on any other website. The CHP does not endorse or support any of the advertising that may be contained on our social media pages nor on any of the pages of any linked site.

 

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