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Corrections Policy

The Police Tribune strives to ensure that all published information is accurate.

Upon being informed of a possible need for correction, any employee of The Police Tribune should immediately forward the information to the editorial team.

The editorial team will fact check the complaint to determine if a correction is needed.

Headlines

Upon an editor’s determination that a correction is needed for a headline:

Minor errors may include headlines which are true, but could be construed as misleading, or contain errors which don’t alter the premise of the article. For minor errors, the editor will alter the headline as-needed to ensure accuracy and clarity.

For major factual errors: If the premise of the headline is inaccurate, the editor may correct the headline and place a correction notice at the top of the article. Existing posts on social media should be edited to reflect the correction.

If the editor determines that the inaccuracy is too extreme to remain published, they may replace the entire story with a correction notice and delete the story from The Police Tribune’s social media pages.

Article Content

In the event that an in-article correction is needed:

Minor spelling, grammar, and typographical issues can be corrected without note.

Inaccurate information should be corrected, and a clear and concise notice should be added to the article explaining what was corrected. The reason for the correction should be noted if it’s not already clear. Most corrections should be noted at the bottom of an article or in parentheses next to the corrected content. Major corrections, which alter the premise of the article, should be noted before the article’s content.

If the editor determines that the inaccuracy is too extreme to remain published, they may replace the entire story with a correction notice and delete the story from The Police Tribune’s social media pages.

User-Generated Content

Website visitors who are not employed by The Police Tribune (Users) may post comments on parts of the website which are open to the public. This content is effectively the same as a public message board, and does not involve editorial review. No reasonable person could honestly believe that comments from random people on the internet are endorsed by The Police Tribune.

As a matter of policy, The Police Tribune does not take any action on user-generated content unless it violates the posted Community Guidelines, which includes a prohibition on hate speech, personal attacks, spam, personal information of others, and sexual content.

No action is taken against any user comments just because they are wrong.

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