Buyers and sellers can conduct online transactions safely at the Roswell Police Department in Roswell, Ga.
The police station lobby is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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The Roswell Police Department in Roswell, Ga., encourages buyers and sellers to conduct online transactions in the station lobby.
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.
The city of Chamblee has taken steps to make such a situation worry free. On March 30, the city designated two downtown locations as “Online Exchange Zones” where the public can meet to buy, sell or trade items.
The two areas, located at the Chamblee Police Department lobby and nearby parking lot, offer a place to conduct business 24 hours a day and seven days a week through constant video surveillance.
“In addition, police officers will be available if needed to stand by to increase everyone’s sense of security,” reads a release. “If requested, police officers will check serial numbers against stolen item databases in an effort to assure they are not already reported stolen.”
In order to exchange safely, users are instructed to call the Chamblee Police Department a few minutes before their arrival. Read more about it! Click here.
According to research done by Advanced Interactive Media Group, as of January this year, more than 100 slayings have been linked to Craigslist postings.
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes has implemented a “safe zone” to keep people from being added to those statistics and provide a safe area away from people’s private residence to meet for transactions or needed exchanges.
“I saw an article that Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie had written. … They did one of these in Effingham County, and I thought it was a great idea and felt that we needed to implement it here,” Sikes said during a news conference held Thursday at the Liberty County Jail on Paul Sikes Road.
There is now a designated parking area marked with red paint and a sign. It is a reserved space marked as a safe transaction zone for Internet, EBay and Craigslist purchases as well as a neutral spot for child custody exchanges.
Sikes said the safe zone is under video surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and law-enforcement officials are inside the building and patrolling the jail. He said if people are not willing to meet at the safe zone, it may be wise not to complete the deal.
Liberty County Sherriff Steve Sikes standing in front of safe zone sign
Although Roswell, Smyrna and Marietta title their services differently, they all have the same goal: to provide citizens with a safe place to conduct online sale exchanges. Read the story here.
The Gainesville Police Department has implemented a program known as, “Craigslist & E-Commerce Safe Zone”, which is geared toward making transactions arranged online safer. The police department has designated an area of the parking lot under video surveillance as a safe place for
E-commerce trading. Police Headquarters is located at, 701 Queen City Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Craigslist transactions that have turned into robberies and/or violent encounters have become a nationwide trend and a problem for police departments across the country. In an effort to alleviate this trend and keep our citizens safe, the Gainesville Police Departing is offering its public parking lot as a suggested location option for these transactions. Gainesville residents can feel safe conducting business in a well-lit public area that is under video surveillance.
Additionally, we welcome the public to use our lobby during normal operating hours, typically Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm. Also, upon request, police officers can check the serial numbers or VIN number of the item being sold to see if they are stolen.
We encourage residents to consider this safe option when arranging a location to conduct a Craigslist or E-Commerce style transaction.
The city of Shamble, GA has taken steps to make online transactions worry free. The city designated two downtown locations as “Online Exchange Zones” where the public can meet to buy, sell or trade items.
The two areas, located at the Chamblee Police Department lobby and nearby parking lot, offer a place to conduct business 24 hours a day and seven days a week through constant video surveillance. Read the full story here.