Liz Reeder—Douglas County Sheriff's Office
By Alexandra Sifferlin
August 12, 2015

A Georgia county sheriff’s office has set aside four parking spots for residents who want to make safe online sales.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia announced on Tuesday that they have reserved the parking spots—right outside the police force’s office—for people who are worried about safety when they meet someone that they are buying things from or selling things to online.

The officers recommend that meetings are made during daylight hours. People can also call the police communications division and request that a deputy be present during the transaction.

The Georgia officers are not the first to create a safe place for residents to meet buyers and sellers from online marketplaces. Cops in the Philadelphia suburb of Conshohocken began offering locations in their parking lot and lobby for such business in October 2014. Similar measures have been taken in other cities.

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