The Bordentown Township police are now offering people a "safe zone" to complete transactions they arranged online. The municipal building's well-lit lobby is open 24 hours a day and is monitored by surveillance cameras.
The Woodland Park mayor and council recently passed a resolution to establish "safe zones," which are in the parking lot of the Woodland Park municipal complex and in the lobby of the Woodland Park Police Department.
An Internet Transaction Safety Zone has been established at the Scott Park District Station. The station is open and police personnel are present 24 hours a day, every single day of the year. The public parking lot and desk areas are well lit with handicap accessible entry into the station.
The Hillsdale SafeTrade Station — in the department’s lobby and back parking lot — is one of many safe zones being created by police departments and communities around the country so people can complete transactions with strangers after buying or selling something online. People do not need to be a resident of the town.
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A spot outside of the Chester Borough Police Department on North Road was designated as the "Internet Exchange Purchase Location" and is monitored 24/7 by surveillance cameras.
The borough's first safe zone is in the lobby of police headquarters, 1211 North Delaware Street. The lobby is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A second safe zone is planned for the parking lot of the borough's municipal building, but that location is not yet ready for transactions.
The Bellingham Police Department in Bellingham, Mass., posted a sign outside its facility on Nov. 30. The designated spot is just outside the department where video cameras are monitoring the area 24/7.
Abington Township Police Department (northern Philadelphia) created a ”Safe Transfer Zone" in the police department lobby, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The front parking lot of Lansdale police headquarters, off Vine Street, is open to borough residents who want to conduct transactions from Craigslist or any other online market.