The Safe Exchange Zone initiative was created to provide citizens a safe place to exchange items that were purchased online via services such as Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook, and allow families with visitation rights to make custodial exchanges safely.
The Safe Exchange Zone is located on the south side of the MPD’s public parking lot, located at 601 N. Loraine Street. The zone is clearly marked with three designated parking spaces and signage. The area is available for the public to use 24/7 for legitimate exchanges and is under video surveillance at all times. While the area is well lit, MPD encourages citizens to utilize the zone during the day.
MPD’s Safe Exchange Zone cannot be used to make illegal transactions of narcotics, dangerous or deadly weapons or any other dangerous materials. MPD employees cannot act as witnesses or be a part of any transactions, and all exchanges are still conducted at the citizen’s risk.