In order to provide residents with a safe location for private party transactions, including online purchases, and for child custody transfers, Dublin Police Services has created a "Safe Transaction Zone" in the parking lot at the Public Safety Complex at 6361 Clark Avenue. The Safe Transaction Zone is a well-lit area, under 24-hour video surveillance. Although not monitored in real-time, and police officers are not present during transactions, this designated area will potentially deter individuals wanting to engage in criminal activity.
Using the Safe Transaction Zone is meant to provide a safe alternative to meeting a stranger in their home or at an unfamiliar location. In the case of child custody transfers, the area is not a drop off where parents can leave children for a later pick-up time. All exchanges must be person-to-person.
No appointments are necessary when using the Safe Transaction Zone.
Safe Transaction Zone Safety Tips:
Only conduct transactions with local buyers/sellers.
Do not go to a transaction alone.
Make sure a friend or family member is aware of the details.
Complete the transaction during daylight hours.
Be extra cautious in buying/selling valuable items.
Only use cash or money orders.
Trust your instincts; if it sounds like a scam it probably is a scam.
If someone is not willing to come to the Dublin Police Department to complete a sale, it is probably not a legitimate transaction.