The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office and the Fredericksburg Police Department, joining law enforcement agencies across the nation, announce an opportunity to have a safe place for individuals to meet up with a stranger to buy or sell items.
The three law enforcement agencies have opened up their parking lots as a safe place to purchase or sell items, often times done on the internet. These safe zones will allow citizens a chance to conduct their business in a protected environment. The safe zones will be available to citizens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While the law enforcement agencies are not responsible for the sale of items, they are committed to providing citizens with an area where they feel safe when making such transactions. The well-lit parking lots also provide video surveillance around the clock.
“If individuals hesitate to make a transaction at one of our headquarters, that can be a pretty good indicator that this may not be the person you want to do business with,” states Sheriff Charles Jett, Sheriff Roger Harris and Chief of Police David Nye. “We are excited about providing this safe zone venue for the citizens of Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties and the City of Fredericksburg.”