ALABASTER, Ala. (WIAT) — There’s now a safe place to conduct transactions made on trading
websites, like Craigslist.
Last week, the City of Alabaster created its first “Safe Trade Zone,” to avoid these dangerous or
“The intent of this is to provide people an opportunity to do their trade that they would have
conducted otherwise, maybe somewhere not as public,” Henry said.
The trade zone is behind the city’s old municipal complex, across from the Alabaster Police
Department. It’s also equipped with multiple surveillance cameras, which record 24 hours a day
(though they are not constantly monitored).
Locals who buy and sell items through online trading services such as Craigslist now have a safe, monitored area to complete transactions near the Alabaster Police Department in Alabama.
The city recently established a "safe trade zone" in the parking lot of the Municipal annex at 127 1st St SW.
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The City of Alabaster, Alabama created its first “Safe Trade Zone,” to avoid dangerous or deceitful situations arising from internet-arranged sales such as from Craigslist.
The trade zone is behind the city’s old municipal complex, across from the Alabaster Police Department. It’s also equipped with multiple surveillance cameras, which record 24 hours a day (though, Henry said they are not constantly monitored).
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The Springettsbury Township police department has set up "safe zones" at the police station where people can meet to complete sales that they have set up on websites such as Craigslist or Facebook. The public is welcome to use the police department's lobby or designated spaces in the parking lot to complete the exchange of items and money. The lobby is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the parking lot and lobby have 24-hour video surveillance.
The Madison, County Police Department, located at 100 Hughes Road in City Hall, allows citizens to safely finalize a sale or purchase of items from Craigslist. The lobby of Madison Police Department is open 24 hours each day.
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.