The Lee’s Summit Police Department is the latest agency in the Kansas City metropolitan area to offer a safe location for online sales transactions. The north side of the Lee’s Summit Police Department’s front parking lot has been set aside for these transactions. The area is well-lighted and available for use 24 hours a day. Read the full article here.
The area is set up in the Sheriff’s training academy parking lot at 220 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling, Louisiana and offers a place where one can finalize transactions where items are bought and sold on the Internet. Sheriff Greg Champagne heard about safe internet exchanges while attending a conference.
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Two more Texas police departments have joined the growing number of stations offering a safe place for citizens to conduct online transactions. LaPorte and Rowlett Police Departments have both designated a portion of their front parking lots, complete with signs and camera surveillance. Read the full story here.
LaPorte Police Department
Those meeting in-person in Nampa, Idaho to exchange internet goods or services through websites now have a safer place to meet when making the exchange.
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The Hendersonville Police Department in North Carolina is giving people a safe place to carry out internet business deals.
In an effort to make sure these transactions go smoothly, the Police Department has designated the parking lot of its station as a safe zone, complete with surveillance cameras that operate 24/7, Cox said.
A sign has been posted which reads,” Internet purchase exchange location – This area is under video surveillance.
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The Henry County Sheriff’s Office in Paris, TN has created a “Safe Exchange Zone,” an area at the sheriff’s office where people can meet to exchange goods they may have sold or bought online.
The “Safe Exchange Zone” is a section of the parking lot just outside the doors of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. It has 24-hour surveillance. The sheriff urges people who are buying or selling to someone they’ve never met to meet there.
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Increasing crime from buying or selling on social media has
prompted the Menominee Police Department to become a Safe Trade Zone.
“Our citizens and friends should meet the buyers or sellers in our parking lot or in
our lobby area in an attempt to ensure a safe and honest transaction. If
someone refuses to meet at our location, I would highly recommend that you
cancel the transaction” said Police Chief Brett Botbyl.
The parking lot in front of the Police and Fire Department can be
utilized along with the lobby area in-between the Police Department and City
Hall. The lobby area can be utilized during normal business hours. When
utilizing the parking lot area, please do not block the garage doors so Police
and Fire vehicles can exit for an emergency. The department is located at
2509 10th Street, Menominee, MI 49858
The Chesterfield Sheriff's Office has created a "safe exchange zone" outside the county’s courthouse where online buyers and sellers can meet.
The area is meant to be a place where buyers and sellers can meet safely so people do not have make exchanges in dark parking lots or at their homes.
The Chesterfield Sheriff's Office says their new safe zone is at the main courthouse and painted blue. Read the full story here.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. – If you’re looking for a place to conduct your Craigslist and other e-commerce transactions safely, the Effingham Sheriff’s Office has you covered.
They are offering their parking lot as a “Craigslist & E-Commerce Safe Zone.”
Sheriff Jimmie McDuffie designated an area of their lot to remain under video surveillance, making it not only safe for transactions, but a child custody exchange when needed.
With the increasing popularity of internet sales and trade, the Camden Police Department has seen a need to provide a safe location for those that buy, sell, or trade items on Internet-based classified ad forums such as craigslist.com or the facebook.com classifieds.