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Safe Exchange Zone in Pearland

Safe Exchange Zone in Pearland

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by: TownHubAdmin Active Indicator LED Icon Site Admin  OP  New Member
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
Safe Exchange Zone in Pearland
 
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Have you ever looked to purchase something online that would require a meeting with an unknown person? The Pearland Police Department has designated a space in the public parking lot of the Public Safety Building located at 2555 Cullen Parkway, as a Safe Exchange Zone for any type of legitimate exchange residents need - which includes internet-based buyer and seller transactions, just for this. This initiative attempts to address safety concerns when meeting with prospective buyers or sellers from platforms such as Craigslist, eBay, Facebook groups, etc. The Exchange Zone is well lit and available for these types of meetings any time during the night or day. Read more information about their Safe Exchange Zone below.
 
The City of Pearland Police Department's initiative Safe Exchange Zone attempts to address safety and awareness concerns regarding internet-based purchases from websites such as Craigslist and EBay, as well as the various local Facebook groups, or any other item advertised for sale from an individual, regardless of the source of the advertised sale. While many websites, including those previously mentioned, are very credible and are heavily utilized, their popularity make them an easy target for criminal activity from online predators. The City of Pearland offers a secure location available for Pearland residents to help ensure and enhance their safety and to minimize the opportunity for an encounter to go wrong.
 
First introduced in March 2016, the Safe Exchange Zone initiative provides residents a safe area for prospective buyers and sellers to meet. The City of Pearland has designated a space in the public parking lot of the Public Safety Building located at 2555 Cullen Parkway, as a Safe Exchange Zone for any type of legitimate exchange residents need - which includes internet-based buyer and seller transactions. The Safe Exchange Zone location is located on the Municipal Court side of the building.
 
For decades, the police department has informally encouraged the use of the police facility for parents and caregivers who have concerns regarding child custody transfers. The Safe Exchange Zones are available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Safe Exchange Zone security extends into our police department lobby to provide an even higher layer of security and shelter which we encourage residents to utilize for buyer and seller transactions.
 
If you intend to pursue a meeting to purchase or sell an advertised item from any individual you do not know, please be cautious and do not provide personal or financial information. When corresponding with buyers or sellers you are not familiar with, be extra vigilant by electronically disabling all of the location services on your device and do not send digital photographs with embedded global positioning system (GPS) data. This includes disabling the ‘Frequent Locations’ function located in your ‘System Services’ security setting on cellular telephones. Also, ensure the background location and items in the photographs you post or send do not inadvertently reveal personal information, location information or other items, which may attract online predators. Additionally, ask a lot of questions if you decide to meet with a prospective buyer or seller. Do not meet someone you’re not familiar with in a location you’re not familiar with and do not meet them alone. Most importantly, use the City of Pearland Department Safe Exchange Zone to help ensure a safe transaction encounter.
 
The City of Pearland Police Department works hard to establish and maintain positive interactions with the members of the Pearland community.
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MalluGuy Active Indicator LED Icon 3
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
@TownHubAdmin : I've used it!! I definitely appreciated the feeling of safety being in front of a police station for safe transactions.
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Inb0913 Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
@TownHubAdmin : Thanks! Sounds like a great and safe place to do any legitimate transaction
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vegas777 Active Indicator LED Icon 1
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
@MalluGuy : Totally agree with you. Read a long time ago that meetings like this are suggested by Police Departments and it made a ton of sense to me.
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Cardgal Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
I had a friend who sold her car to a stranger. He gave her a check,then pulled a knife o her and raped her. After he left,she gave the check to the police and yep,he never drove that car,but went straight to jail! Wish there had been a safe zone for her.
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Megyn1 Active Indicator LED Icon 1
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
Yes this safe zone in Pearland is absolutely wonderful. My neighbor used it with no problems at all. I would definitely use it when I have a need.
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Magnolia832 Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
I didn't know it extends into the lobby of the police department!
That is wonderful for bad weather days like for when it is raining. I can still meet the person indoors.
 
Thank you for the WONDERFUL service, Pearland Police!
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Magnolia832 Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
Btw, I remember Pearland BEFORE the Cullen building was built .
 
We had to go to the village hall across the main library on Reid road.
 
What a positive difference a dedicated PPD building has made for the community!
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CPres Active Indicator LED Icon 2
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
Great idea. When I was downsizing and getting ready to move I sold quite a few things on Craig's list and always chose a busy shopping center lot or constables parking lot.
I was lucky with all my transactions.
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Juniebird Active Indicator LED Icon 1 ★App
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
What a smart idea, thanks for the info!
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cocosmom Active Indicator LED Icon 3 ★App
~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago    
Brilliant! I felt uncomfortable a few times when selling things and exchanging. I will definitely keep this place in mind ❤️
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Knk Active Indicator LED Icon 2
~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago    
I wasn't aware of this. This is fantastic for both parties (buyers and sellers). I'll keep this in mind when I'm doing these type of transactions in the future especially during these times…
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Musicmaker Active Indicator LED Icon 3
~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago    
What a great idea and fantastic service to the community!!!
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susieq Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago    
It is also great for parents exchanging kids for visitation.
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Phoenix Active Indicator LED Icon  New Member ★App
~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago    
@TownHubAdmin: they do this same thing in AZ at all quick trip convenient store's.
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