South Point PD Facebook page returns

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 21, 2014

SOUTH POINT — Police activity in South Point is again just a click away upon the resurgence of the department’s Facebook page.

This past July village officials suspended the Facebook page that was used by officers to alert the community about crime and encourage aiding in investigations. South Point Police chief Chris Mahjer said a moderator posted personal feelings and opinions and the page was suspended. This past Wednesday it was announced on the department’s Facebook page that regular posting has resumed.

“We will be posting regularly beginning today,” according to the post. “One thing is for certain, I am glad we are now able to once again inform you guys and gals of the things taking place in the village.”

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The post that spurred the page’s suspension criticized the department’s funding and was quickly removed. Shortly thereafter several residents attended a council meeting and requested the page come back.

“We used the page as a police blotter,” resident Patty Dolin said at the July meeting. “It was a great tool to keep us informed.”

At the meeting, South Point Mayor Ron West and Mahjer both said they understood the vitality of the page but also agreed it could not continue to operate unfiltered.