Police Department offers Safety Exchange Zones

Zones offers public meeting location to help with safer exchanges of online transactions

PowerPoint PresentationSince 2015, the Police Department public parking area and lobby have been designated as Safety Exchange Zones. The lobby is open to the public during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the parking lot is open 24/7. Those who prefer a location away from their homes to exchange goods purchased online or by classifieds can make arrangements to meet at 2701 N. Mays St.

The effort is being offered to help deter fraudulent transactions and assist in maintaining privacy of residents. Safety Exchange Zones are well lit and under video surveillance at all times.

These locations can also be used for custodial exchanges. The Department is not responsible for the validity of transactions, and will not be involved nor oversee, the business conducted amongst participating parties. For more information on the Safety Exchange Zone call 512-218-5500.

During the Holiday season, the Safety Exchange Zone – paired with Operation Front Porch – will help ensure safe delivery of all gifts.

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