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Social Media Terms of Use


The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office maintains its social media profiles as limited public forums, intended to provide information about the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office to the public. We welcome relevant and appropriate contributions and comments from visitors.


The pages are intended to serve as public awareness channels between the public and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office on its posted topics. They are not intended to serve as a means for the public to report emergencies, as they are not continually monitored. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will not comment on its pages concerning specific details of criminal investigations, administrative investigations, or personnel matters. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will not engage in protracted dialogue on issues on its pages.


Due to the fact that the pages are public and potentially visible to persons of all ages and diverse backgrounds, posts should be respectful, civil and considerate of visitors. Comments, weblinks, videos, and photos posted are monitored by site administrators, and inappropriate content will be removed as soon as possible and without prior notice. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to remove inappropriate content, including, but not limited to those items that contain:


  • Abusive, profane or vulgar language
  • Sexual content, graphic or obscene material, or material that would otherwise violate the law if published on this site
  • Racist or discriminatory statements
  • Threats or defamation of any person or organization
  • Personal attacks upon individuals
  • Publication of private or identifying information about a particular individual
  • Violation of the legal ownership interest of another party
  • Promotion of violence
  • Promotion of illegal activity
  • Promotion of commercial services / products
  • Personally identifiable medical information
  • Multiple similar / duplicate comments / posts (commonly referred to as “spamming”).


Significantly incorrect, misleading, or purposefully inaccurate information, including impersonation of any other individual, may also be subject to removal, as well as comments that are not topically related to the particular subject matter being presented. Please note that profanity settings are enabled on the pages, and comments with such language are automatically hidden (not deleted).


The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office does not preclude persons from making postings based on their viewpoint.


The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will not edit your comments to make them compliant with the Terms of Use. Therefore, please ensure that any comments comply with this policy if you would like them posted. Persons who violate these terms of use may be precluded from making future postings on this site.


The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for any materials is deemed inappropriate for posting, which cannot be removed in an expeditious and otherwise timely manner.


All comments posted to the pages are bound by each social media platforms’ Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to report any violation with the intent of each company taking appropriate and reasonable responsive action. For more information about the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office please visit our website at



To protect your personal privacy and the privacy of other persons, please do not include personally identifiable or sensitive information in your posts, such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers or addresses. Posting comments to this site will grant the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and anyone reading this site permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives of, display, or otherwise utilize the comment.


No Endorsements

The opinions expressed by visitors to this page do not reflect the opinions of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, its elected official and/or employees. Comments may not be reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office’s endorsement or approval of any viewpoint, product, service, entity, or organization. Any references on this site to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals are provided solely for informational purposes or are provided by the Web hosting service. Such references do not constitute an official endorsement of any product, person, or service.


Release of Liability

By accessing this site, you agree to release the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute involving the posting of comments to or any other content on this site. In entering into this release, you expressly waive any protections (whether statutory or otherwise) that would otherwise limit the coverage of this release to include only those claims which you may know or suspect to exist in your favor at the time of agreeing to this release.



This policy may be updated or amended at any time.