Every day, hundreds of citizens visit online marketplaces through websites or apps to sell and trade goods and services. Eventually, these transactions lead to a physical exchange with a stranger. To help with safety, the Mesa Police Department announced this week it’s offering its police stations as “Transaction Locations,” where these online purchases can be exchanged.
According to Mesa PD: “Instead of inviting a stranger to your home or visiting a stranger in their home, we encourage citizens to take advantage of our police stations as open public spaces. Each station will have a clearly visible ‘Transaction Location’ sign on its premises with the inside lobby hours clearly posted on the sign. There is one exterior parking lot Transaction Location, as well as an interior lobby location for each police station.”
For increased safety, citizens can exchange online purchases inside the lobby within the posted open lobby hours (Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The Mesa Police Department is not responsible for purchases or transactions. The following locations have been identified as Transaction Locations:
- Police Headquarters, 130 N. Robson
- Fiesta Division Substation, 1010 W. Grove Ave.
- Central Division Substation, 120 N. Robson
- Red Mountain Division Substation, 4333 E. University Drive
- Superstition Division Substation, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road