While killing time on Facebook I happened to come across this piece.  I’m pretty sure I’ve seen similar things on Facebook and other places from other areas, but can’t say for sure.

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With the ever growing use and popularity of websites and apps such as Craigslist, Let Go, Facebook Marketplace, etc., the Hummelstown Police Department is taking steps to provide a well-lit, convenient place for users to complete transactions at any time of the day or night.

Two parking spaces at the new Hummelstown Borough Building are posted as a “Safe Exchange Zone”.  These two parking spaces are located at the northwest corner of the Municipal parking lot, closest to the Quarry Rd and LDMS entrance.

A nearby light pole provides adequate lighting for anyone planning on purchasing or selling items to another person, which they are likely meeting for the first time.  An exterior video security camera will record the “Safe Exchange Zone”.  These two parking spaces are also ideal for parents needing a neutral area for child custody exchange between parents.

I don’t know any additional details but what is listed in this bit that was posted and I don’t see any reason that they wouldn’t set one of these up.  I’d say call first to make sure that this is in fact true before relying on it.

And if you know of any other area police departments, sheriff’s offices or state police departments, please let us know down in the comments and I’ll make sure and post it.  What I’m going to end up doing in the long run is start a new page to promote these Safe Exchange Zones for not just Central Pennsylvania, but anywhere I have heard of them.

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~ by Normanomicon on August 3, 2018.

 
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