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Social Media

The Winnipeg Police Service provides up-to-date information from news releases, success stories, and crime files through our:

Please note that our social media accounts are NOT monitored 24-7 and we cannot accept crime reports or tips via Twitter.  If you require assistance, please call 911 (in an emergency situation) or our complaint line at 204-986-6222.

All Winnipeg Police Service social media properties adhere to the City of Winnipeg Terms of Use for Social Media Commenting by the Public.

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Winnipeg Police Service Terms of Use  - Twitter

Emergencies
Please call 911.

Report a crime
If you wish to report an incident, you must attend IN PERSON to a Police Station or Community Service Centre or call 204-986-6222 for more information.

If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1
The Winnipeg Police Service does not accept reports of crime via e-mail or Twitter.

@Replies and Direct Messages
We welcome feedback from our followers and we try to join the conversation where possible; however, we are not able to reply to all the messages we receive via Twitter. All @replies and Direct Messages will be reviewed and any emerging issues or helpful suggestions will be sent to the appropriate program/service area in the Winnipeg Police Service. Please note that we will not participate in any dialogue on politics or political decisions or questions that are:

  • contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting, or life-threatening messages
  • serious, unproven, unsupported, or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations
  • abusive, aggressive, coarse, explicit, vulgar, violent, obscene, or pornographic comments
  • comments that encourage or suggest illegal activity
  • messages where the sender is not the author (nor the copyright holder if applicable)
  • solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency
  • announcements from labour or political organizations
  • comments not sent by the author and/or posted by anonymous or robot accounts
  • repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users
  • unintelligible or irrelevant messages, and
  • messages that are far off-topic and any other message that the forum moderators feel will not add to the normal flow of discussion.

The usual ways of contacting us for official correspondence are detailed in the Contact Us section of our website.

A few other important notes:
The views of participants do not represent the views of the Winnipeg Police Service. Users participate at their own risk and take full personal responsibility for their comments, their username and any additional information they provide. To protect personal privacy and the privacy of others, users are strongly advised to avoid including phone numbers, email addresses or other personal info including date of birth in the body of their tweets.
Reporters are asked to send questions to the Public Information Office through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as tweets.

Content
The Winnipeg Police Service Twitter account is managed by the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Office.
Followers can expect between 1-2 broadcasts a day covering some or all of the following:

  • News Releases
  • Crime Prevention Information
  • News on Special events

For more information about the Winnipeg Police Service please visit our website.

Following or Not Following
This Twitter account does not automatically follow back its followers.
The appearance of a Twitter user as a follower of the Winnipeg Police Service account does not imply endorsement, nor does Winnipeg Police Service following any particular user.

Advertising
Advertisements that appear alongside the Winnipeg Police Service Twitter account or tweets issued by the Winnipeg Police Service do not imply endorsement by the Winnipeg Police Service.

Availability
We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours Monday – Friday between 8-4, (CST). We accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

Contact Information
Contact information can be found on the Winnipeg Police Service website.

Media Requests
Reporters are asked to send questions to the Public Information Office through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as tweets.

Privacy
The Winnipeg Police Service’s Twitter accounts are not hosted on a City of Winnipeg platform. Users are encouraged to read Twitter’s privacy policy and take appropriate steps to protect their personal information.

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