Midland Police Department offering "safe exchange zone"

Midland Police Department offering "safe exchange zone"
Safe Exchange Zone in Midland. (Source: KWES)

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - There's a safer way to buy something online from one of your neighbors or handle a custody exchange in Midland.

The Midland Police Department is offering what they're calling a safe exchange zone.

The zone is a designated area on the south side of the police headquarters in downtown midland that you can use to feel safer about a hand-off.

So the next time you make a deal with someone on Craigslist or Facebook to buy their old computer or TV and you're not sure where to make the exchange, you can put your mind at ease by swapping at the police department.

"If anybody would be a little reluctant to exchange or maybe you have a deal that's too good to be true and you wonder about the legitimacy of that item or product, then you can offer this as an option and come exchange it here," said Lt. Alfredo Grimaldo with the Midland Police Department.

The Midland Police Department will not take any responsibility for the deals that are made.

They are just looking to make sure everyone is safe during these trades.

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