Terms of Use

Introduction

By using the Martinsburg Police Department website and/or interacting with the Martinsburg Police Department on social media, you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use.

If you need police assistance for an emergency or to report a crime, please DO NOT use our website or social media accounts. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies within the Martinsburg city limits, call Martinsburg Police Dispatch at 304-264-2100. If you are located outside of the Martinsburg city limits, contact Berkeley County Central Dispatch at 304-263-1330 or 911.

Definitions:

  • We” “Us” or “Our” or “MPD” — Martinsburg Police Department
  • You” “Your” “Individual” or “User” — Each person or entity who accesses the web site of social media accounts maintained by the Martinsburg Police Department.

MartinsburgPD.org

No communication to the Martinsburg Police Department or City of Martinsburg made through this web site shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.

Materials and information on the Martinsburg Police Department's web site are provided as a public service and intended to afford general guidelines on matters of public interest. Accordingly, the information in this site is not intended to serve as legal, accounting or tax advice. Much of the the content on this website is intended for non-commercial use by the public and media organizations. However, before attempting to use or reproduce any information on the Martinsburg Police Department's website, please contact the website administrator as some of the content on this website is produced by third parties and intended for sole use by the Martinsburg Police Department. All associated copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices must be kept intact when using or reproducing content from this website.

Website Availability

The Martinsburg Police Department maintains the availability of its website as much as possible. However, from time to time, operation of the website may be interrupted by maintenance, third party web hosting issues, or software updates. MPD does not warrant the availability of this website, and disclaims all liability in respect to loss or damage incurred by a user that results, directly or indirectly, from loss of service, malfunction, or failure of the website, or any other cause connected with your use of the website.

The Martinsburg Police Department retains the right and sole discretion to change or remove any information on this website at any time. MPD does everything in its abilities to ensure that the information on this website is current and accurate, but due to the changing nature of laws and police investigations, it is possible that information on the website will become out-of-date for short periods of time. The Martinsburg Police Department disclaims all liability in respect to loss or damage incurred by a user that results, directly or indirectly, from the changing or removal of content by the department, or use of information that has become inconsistent with laws, policies, and investigations relating to said information.

Prohibitions

Attempts to upload information or change information on the Martinsburg Police Department's web site are strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by the department. This prohibition does not apply to a user's submission of information via an on-line form created by the Martinsburg Police Department for that purpose.

 

Social Media

Social media accounts maintained by the Martinsburg Police Department (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, etc.) by their nature are a limited forum for the discussion of posted topics related to the Martinsburg Police Department. They are also designed to family friendly, so please keep all comments clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. Please note, we utilize Facebook’s automatic content filtering feature. All City of Martinsburg social media content is subject to monitoring. User-generated posts will be rejected or removed, and the user could be blocked, when the content of a post is determined to contain any of the following violations:

• Contains obscenities or offensive terms.
• Is threatening, harassing, or discriminatory.
• Contains personal identifying information or sensitive personal information.
• Includes personal attacks.
• Incites or promotes violence or illegal activities.
• Contains information that could reasonably compromise public safety.
• Advertises or promotes a commercial product or service, or any entity or individual.
• Promotes or endorses political campaigns or candidates.
• Is off-subject or out of context.
• Apparent spam will be removed.
• We do not allow repetitive posts.
• We do not allow comments which may interfere or inhibit / compromise current investigations, police tactics, and the safety of police staff and officers.
• We do not allow posts or comments that contain any external links.
• No "trolling"

By posting, commenting, or otherwise interacting with the Martinsburg Police Department you agree to our terms of use. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, and your username and any information provided. The Martinsburg Police Department reserves the right and sole discretion to determine whether a post has violated these terms.

The Martinsburg Police Department also reserves the right and sole discretion to remove its own postings from any/all social media profiles. MPD cannot control the removal of comments associated with removed posts.

The Martinsburg Police Department’s use of external social media is provided as a public service. The City of Martinsburg disclaims liability for advertisements, videos, promoted content, or comments accessible from any external web page. The responsibility for external content of comments rests with the organizations or individuals providing them. Any inclusion of external content or comments on social media sites does not imply endorsement by the City of Martinsburg or the Martinsburg Police Department.

Indemnification

To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the Martinsburg Police Department's web site and/or social media profiles, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the Martinsburg Police Department and its officers, employees, representatives, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the user's use (whether proper or improper) of the Martinsburg Police Department's web site, social media profiles, and any information contained therein.

Additional Information

To make a Police Service Inquiry or Complaint, you may call 304-264-2100 or you may file an inquiry or complaint in person at the department's headquarters, located at 232 N. Queen St. Martinsburg, WV 25401.

All individuals who appear on this page as persons of interest, suspects, or wanted individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

For further information about the Martinsburg Police Department, email info@martinsburgpd.org, or call 304-264-2100.