Friday, March 18, 2016

Pearland Police Department Establishes “Safe Exchange Zones” in the City

Press Release ~ “The City of Pearland Police Department has initiated a new program called a Safe Exchange Zone. This initiative attempts to address safety and awareness concerns regarding internet-based purchases from websites such as Craigslist and EBay, as well as the various local Facebook groups, or any other item advertised for sale from an individual, regardless of the source of the advertised sale. While many websites, including those previously mentioned, are very credible and are heavily utilized, their popularity make them an easy target for criminal activity from online predators. The City of Pearland is now offering a secure location available for Pearland residents to help ensure and enhance their safety and to minimize the opportunity for an encounter to go wrong.

The Safe Exchange Zone initiative provides residents a safe area for prospective buyers and sellers to meet. The City of Pearland has designated a space in the public parking lot of the Public Safety Building located at 2555 Cullen Parkway, as a Safe Exchange Zone for any type of legitimate exchange residents need - which includes internet-based buyer and seller transactions. The Safe Exchange Zone location is located on the Municipal Court side of the building…”

“The City of Pearland Police Department works hard to establish and maintain positive interactions with the members of the Pearland community.”

Note: In Texas, Safe Exchange Zone Programs have also been established in: San Antonio, Dallas, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Denison, College Station, Abilene, and Brownsville. The program could also be considered for safe child custody transfers.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog