The Corpus Christi Police will kick off their first location, selected for the Buy-Sell Exchange Place. The “Exchange Place” is intended to address safety concerns regarding on line purchases from websites such as eBay, Trash to Treasures, Craigslist, classified ads, etc. Locations as such are a best practice amongst police departments throughout the state and nation.
The first location is located at 805 Comanche Street, in the parking lot of the La Retama Central Library.
The parking lot at the library will have two designated parking spaces for citizens to exchange merchandise. The location will have 24 hour video surveillance.
As a reminder, for any exchange, remember the following:
- Avoid going alone to make an exchange with a stranger. Always bring someone with you.
- Avoid giving strangers your personal information, including your address.
- Avoid exchanges at night if possible, even in the designated zone.
- Avoid remote or out of the way places for exchanges and be careful of persons who insist on secluded locations or exchanges at their home.
- Let someone know the time and place of your intended exchange and any information regarding the other person.
Assistant Chief Mark Schauer will be available for interviews, at the location, on Monday, August 10,2015 @ 11:00 a.m.