The Flagstaff Police Department and the Coconino County Sheriff’s office have installed two parking placed in front of the main entrance at the Law Enforcement facility at 911 Sawmill. This internet purchase exchange location was created to offer a safe location for internet purchase exchanges.
The two designated parking spaces are well lit, and under camera surveillance and available twenty four hours for use.
Because of the growing concerns about criminals using Internet sales to target victims the exchange zones are gaining popularity. Nearly everyone has heard about Craigslist transactions that have turned into robberies and/or violent encounters. The crimes have become a nationwide trend and a problem for police departments across the country.
The completion of this project was due to a request by several local citizens for a safe location for exchanges.