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Safe Place for Online Transactions

The Takoma Park Police Department joined a national trend by offering a safe place for online transactions.  We would like the community to feel safe when dealing with strangers through online classified ad transactions, such as Craigslist. Following that national trend, the department set up a safe place for sellers and buyers to carry out purchases and/or sales in the Takoma Park Police Department parking lot or lobby, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912.

Although the department has offered up the police department’s parking lot and lobby as a safe place to make the transactions, police officers will not be involved in the transactions nor will they oversee them. However, eyes will be watching. There is a camera outside of the police department that is monitored 24/7 and there are always police officers on duty in and outside the station. To ensure our awareness, those using our facility as a safe place to make transactions, are encouraged to tell police personnel the purpose of their visit.

Crime prevention is extremely important to the men and women of the Takoma Park Police Department and the department is happy to continue to be a part of this nationwide safety trend.

 

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