Southborough – With the ever-increasing popularity and convenience of buying items over the Internet, many police department have set up safe zones where people can meet to complete their purchase transaction. Locally, the Southborough Police Department has announced it has also set up such an area:
“The Southborough Police Department would like to announce the establishment of an Internet Transaction Safety Area in the Public Safety Complex parking lot as part of our ongoing commitment to community safety. Our goal is to reduce the chance of being a victim of a criminal act involving an Internet sales transaction on popular sites as Craigslist or Online Yard Sale.
The Police Station is open 24 hours a day, every single day of the year. The lot is well lighted and monitored through video surveillance with one dedicated entrance/exit route. Officers will only intervene if the transaction becomes disorderly or becomes a criminal matter. The public can check in at the dispatch desk if needed. Parking can be accessed in any open marked space in the rear lot between the Police and Fire Stations. All citizens are encouraged to take advantage of the Internet Transaction Safety Zone. The exact address is 19 Main St. in the Public Safety Complex. A map of the lot and further information can be found on our Facebook page.”
Chief Kenneth M. Paulhus