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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Officers are encouraging residents to use the police department’s parking lot, located at 400 Enon Springs Road East. Other Middle Tennessee police departments are also doing the same. Earlier this year, the city of Gallatin designated their parking lot. Officers in Mt. Juliet and Murfreesboro also encourage residents to use the police department parking lots to complete online transactions.