Social Media Policy

The intent of official Peoria County social media sites is to serve as a communications tool between Peoria County departments and the public. The Peoria County Coroner’s Office and Peoria County Communications Office personnel are the sole administrators of this site. This social media policy includes Terms of Use, Prohibited Content, and Disclaimer.

Terms of Use: As a communications tool, the Coroner’s office shall utilize its Facebook Page to raise awareness among Peoria County and neighboring residents and visitors, community partners, and interested fans and followers of the office of the Peoria County Coroner. Social media sites grant the Coroner’s office an additional opportunity to share our messages with the public. The Coroner’s Office’s social media sites shall comply with all applicable County of Peoria policies and procedures, including section III‐13B Political Activity of the County of Peoria Personnel Policies. Postings on the Coroner’s social media sites are public records of the County of Peoria and may be subject to disclosure under the State of Illinois' Freedom of Information Act.

Prohibited Content: The intended purpose of the Coroner’s social media sites is to serve as a means of communication between the Coroner’s office and members of the public. Information, posts, tagged content, and comments containing any of the following forms of content shall not be allowed and will be removed from the site:

  • Profane language or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or other protected status under applicable law
  • Any bullying, harassment, or hate speech towards any individual or organization
  • Inappropriate sexual content or links to inappropriate sexual content
  • Solicitations of commerce
  • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity
  • Private and confidential information regarding members of the public or Peoria County staff
  • Information that may compromise the safety and security of the public, public systems, or Peoria County staff
  • Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party
  • Political speech, including but not limited to comments in support of or opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures
  • Comments that are personal attacks on Peoria County employees or members of the public
  • Comments that tag, identify, or specifically call out any Peoria County employee who is not an elected official
  • Personal information including but not limited to e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, mailing addresses, places of employment, or identification numbers
  • Multiple off-topic posts or repetitive posts that are copied and pasted/identical

The Coroner’s office disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for any materials or content that the Coroner’s Office deems inappropriate for posting. The Coroner’s office shall make efforts to remove said materials during business hours, but disclaims liability if circumstances exist that prevent or hinder efforts to remove said materials. 

Disclaimer: Peoria County does not endorse nor otherwise support or sponsor any advertising that may be posted by Facebook on this page. Facebook is privately operated, and the terms and conditions of Facebook apply. The Coroner’s office does not guarantee the reliability or accuracy of any third‐party links. Peoria County reserves the right to remove by hiding or deleting, at their discretion, any comment or conversation that is prohibited by this Social Media Policy or the terms of Facebook.