The Baton Rouge Police Department's has set up a 'safe zone' in the northeast parking lot of police headquarters on Airline Highway for people to complete Craigslist transactions without fear of violence.
The Montville police department has designated its parking lot and lobby at the public safety building, at 911 Norwich-New London Turnpike, as a Craigslist "Safety Zone," following the lead of police departments in Hartford and Waterford.
Local police departments around the country establish "safe exchange zones."
The Clovis Police Department now has a designated safe zone for people who want to buy or sell something on websites like Craigslist but are worried about their safety. The parking lot in front of the building is under 24-hour video surveillance.
The San Antonio Police Department is offering all six of it's substations as designated safe zones for Craigslist transactions.
To help protect consumers and prevent future crimes, Bedford, Texas, and many other communities around the country are rolling out “online safe or exchange zones.”
“It’s safe, it's monitored 24/7,” said Natalie Foster, a spokesperson for the city of Bedford. “We have a live feed from the camera piped into our dispatch, which is staffed around the clock. The video is kept for 30 days and it also has infrared. So at nighttime, even though the parking lot is really bright and lit up, it’s capturing everything.”
Residents are encouraged to use the Fontana Police Department parking lot to prevent from becoming victims of scams by buyers or sellers in online exchange sites.
The MPD lobby is a designated 'safe zone' for residents to perform Craigslist transactions. The lobby of the Madison PD on Hughes Road is open 24 hours a day. Personnel monitor the windows during normal business hours. After hours, the lobby is under constant video surveillance.
Dayton Police's east district is setting up a pilot program called Safe Exchange. Safe Exchange is designed to provide a safe location for families to make custodial exchanges and to assist residents with the exchange of products purchased or sold online. This service is part of the Dayton Police Department's commitment to community safety.
The Cherry Hill Police Department has established a series of designated safe zones where residents can complete sales and purchases through Craiglist and similar bartering/swapping websites.