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Let's Not Forget About Our Safe Exchange Zone

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The Montebello Police Department would like to remind our community about our "Safe Exchange Zone."

 

The Safe Exchange Zone was introduced to the community in November of 2018 to increase safety for individuals buying and selling goods through websites like Craigslist, Offer Up, and Facebook's Marketplace. There are designated parking stalls at the Montebello Police Department for individuals to complete these types of transactions without the fear of being robbed for their property or money or the fear of violence. 

 

Montebello and other cities have experienced numerous violent crimes during private party exchanges. These exchanges began as private party transactions where citizens have agreed to meet in a retail center parking lot or at a private residence. These cases involved the seller intentionally luring the buyer or seller to these locations to rob them.

 

The Montebello Police Department has designated two parking stalls in the public parking lot of the Police Department located at 1600 West Beverly Boulevard. The parking spaces are well lit at night and marked with signage that indicates they are for Safe Exchange. The parking stalls may be monitored by surveillance cameras and or officers at all times.

 

The Montebello Police Department encourages anyone meeting a buyer or seller to take advantage of the Safe Exchange Zone at Montebello PD as a safe alternative to conduct private party transactions. 

MONTEBELLO POLICE DEPARTMENT

1600 W. Beverly Blvd.
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 887-1313