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The Albany Police Department has created two "Safe Exchange Zone" spots located in our parking lot at 2600 Pacific Boulevard SW. Both are under 24/7 video surveillance. They provide residents a safe, alternative location for private party transactions including online purchases and for child custody transfers instead of meeting a stranger at a private residence or unfamiliar location.

Safe Exchange Zone Tips:

  • No appointments are necessary when using the Safe Exchange Zone.
  • Police personnel will not assist with any transactions.
  • The Safe Exchange Zone is meant for person-to-person transactions. Property may not be dropped off and left unattended.
  • The Safe Exchange Zone is not a drop off where parents can leave children for a later pick-up time. All exchanges must be person-to-person.
  • Sellers are required to take their property with them if the buyer does not show up.
  • 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 Albany Police Department to complete a sale, it is probably not a legitimate transaction.
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To learn more about Safe Exchange Zones, or to find more in your area visit:

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