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Posted on: March 11, 2021

In the Know: The Exchange Zone

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What is the “EXCHANGE ZONE?”

The “EXCHANGE ZONE” consists of two (2) specifically identified parking spaces that are under video surveillance 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week.  This area was specifically designed to offer community members a secure location to conduct transactions during internet sales dealings or child custody exchanges between parents.  All too often we hear of incidents where this type of activity ends poorly for one of the parties involved.  In an effort to prevent these types of incidents we have created the EXCHANGE ZONE. 

 The Peters Township Police encourage members of our community to use the EXCHANGE ZONE to reduce the likelihood of inappropriate or even illegal behavior.

 This is a safe, well lit area that is recording and open 24 hours a day to help improve your safety during these transactions.

Additional safety precautions:

We want to encourage you to meet at our police station.

Our police station is open 24 hours a day, but we want to encourage you to not do transactions at night.

Never meet in a secluded area.

Never invite strangers to your home, or go to a stranger’s house.

Use your instincts. If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is.

Always be cautious when purchasing/ selling a high priced item.

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