The St. Clair Police Department recently launched its own Facebook page called St. Clair, MO Police Department.
The purpose of the page is to share information with the public regarding safety matters, theft/stolen items, assistance with investigations and more, according to Police Chief Bill Hammack.
So far, the department posted about stolen property, and a dog that was found near a St. Clair School District building.
The page states that the department will post weekly and if anyone has a crime tip or questions and comments to message the page directly.
“If you have an emergency, please call 911. Messenger may not be monitored 24/7. Give us a like and share to spread the word,” the page states.
The page also states that it is not a public forum and that all posts will be monitored.
“We encourage public input and comments however, we reserve the right to remove comments that include defamation, threats, obscene or vulgar language, false information or may not pertain to the post created,” according to the page.
“By interacting with this site you accept responsibility for any content in which you post. Any interactions, that contain evidence of illegal activity, can and will be used in prosecution.
“Any names of suspects posted on this site in reference to investigations handled by the St. Clair Missouri Police Department have been formally charged with the crimes. As is always, all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”
To view the page, visit facebook.com/stclairpd.