The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has created a safe space program where people can meet to exchange internet purchases.
“Too often, our citizens are victimized when they meet to make the exchanges in poorly lit or unprotected parking lots,” Capt. Allan Rollins said in a news release.
These newly designated safe spaces are at the parking lots of the old Law Enforcement Center at 401 Walton Way, The Charles B. Webster detention center at 1941 Phinizy Road, along with the Marshal’s Office space at the Municipal Building located at 535 Telfair St. The spaces will not be directly supervised but will be under surveillance by the sheriff’s office and marshal’s office and are at locations where police are constantly present.
“It is important to remember that each citizen is responsible for the transactions they conduct and they should make every effort to insure they conduct their business in a safe and productive manner,” Rollins said. “We anticipate these spaces will provide a safe environment for these transactions and a deterrent to anyone trying to conduct fraud.”