Safe Exchange Zone

  • Phone:
    386-322-3030

The South Daytona Police Department has initiated a program entitled Safe Exchange Zone.  There is overwhelming evidence that there is a need for safe zones, which eliminates the dangers associated with internet based purchases.  While many websites, including Craigslist, Swip-Swap, and Ebay are very credible, their popularity poses an increased risk for criminal activity from online predators.  As a result, the Police Department has provided a secure location for our citizens to meet to conduct business associated with online transactions.The South Daytona Police Department has initiated a program entitled Safe Exchange Zone.  There is overwhelming evidence that there is a need for safe zones, which eliminates the dangers associated with internet based purchases.  While many websites, including Craigslist, Swip-Swap, and Ebay are very credible, their popularity poses an increased risk for criminal activity from online predators.  As a result, the Police Department has provided a secure location for our citizens to meet to conduct business associated with online transactions.

The Police Department has designated two areas for our citizens to meet.  The public parking lot (directly in front of the police station), and the Police Department Lobby (during normal operating hours) are designated Safe Exchange Zone Areas for any type of legitimate exchange our citizens may need.  Historically, the Police Department parking lot has long been utilized by caregivers for the exchange of child custody transfers.  We continue to encourage these transfers utilizing the Safe Exchange Zone areas that have been designated. These zones are under video surveillance at all times to provide extra protection to the public.  If you are unable to schedule the meeting during normal business hours, please contact the Communications Dispatch Center non-emergency line at 386-323-3568 and ask for an officer to stand by with you – calls for service permitting.

We encourage our citizens to remain cautious if they intend to pursue a meeting to purchase or sell an advertised item from any individual they do not know.  Most importantly, the South Daytona Police Department Safe Exchange Zone located at 1672 South Ridgewood Avenue is available to help ensure a safe transaction encounter and/or child custody transfer.

The South Daytona Police Department Offers the Following Tips For Making Exchanges:

  • Only agree to meet at a law enforcement agency; never meet anyone at your home or their home
  • Avoid meeting unknown individuals alone – bring a friend or relative
  • Avoid nighttime transactions – but if you must, be sure to utilize the Safe Exchange Zone area
  • Only accept cash and not a personal check.  Some criminals use financial or personal information such as credit cards or driver’s license information to engage in identity theft and other financial crimes
  • Trust your instincts – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • If a dispute arises during the buying or selling of goods, then exercise your right to terminate the transaction
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South Daytona, FL 32119
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    386-322-3000
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