Danville Police Offer New ‘Exchange’ Zone For Safer Transactions

DANVILLE – Beginning this week, residents who purchase items via online services such as Craigslist will now have a designated neutral ‘Exchange Zone’ in the upper parking lot of the Danville Town offices to conduct their business.

Signage has been installed and the Danville Police Department has designated parking spaces at the Town of Danville offices, 510 La Gonda Way, for residents to conduct transactions in a video-recorded space.

Besides taking place right outside police headquarters, the spaces are under constant video recording, helping create an atmosphere of safety and assurance to would-be buyers, and dissuading criminals from using online merchandising for criminal purposes.

“Having the Exchange Zone should help prevent residents from being the victim of a crime using a classified ads site,” said Police Chief Steve Simpkins. “This should help us continue to convince criminals that Danville is not a good place to operate.”

To learn more about the safe zone, contact Det. Sgt. Brian Sliger at (925) 314-3700 or bsliger@danville.ca.gov

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