The Regina Police Service has re-published its Facebook page, after an almost six-month hiatus. Members of the public are invited to view the page at https://www.facebook.com/ReginaPoliceService .
The RPS Facebook page was unpublished on March 25, 2013, after a deluge of posts and comments that were highly inappropriate, profane and, in some cases, threatening. The page is not monitored 24/7. At the time, Chief Troy Hagen said the page would be suspended until changes were made that would allow for better moderation of public comments, using existing, authorized staffing levels.
Perhaps the most important change is that the Service has worked with a company to develop and customize a social media management tool that will help to moderate the site without having to maintain 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week staffing.
Although the page has been unpublished for almost six months, the Regina Police Service has continued to maintain a timeline of events and news releases. Members of the public are invited to visit the page at https://www.facebook.com/ReginaPoliceService .