Mukilteo PD offering ‘safe trade spot’ for in-person transactions

Mukilteo PD offering ‘safe trade spot’ for in-person transactions
Craigslist (KIRO 7 News)

MUKILTEO, Wash. — The Mukilteo Police Department is now offering a safe trade spot for people to meet in person to buy, sell or trade items with people they don’t know.

The location is in the front parking lot of the Mukilteo Police Department, located at 10500 47th Place West. It can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A “safe trade spot” sign in the parking lot identifies the location. A surveillance camera will monitor all activity in the designated area.

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Police said the location can also be used as a neutral site for child custody exchanges.

“Having a secure and monitored location can help deter fraudulent transactions, thefts, robberies, and custody disputes that may occur during child custody exchanges”, said Police Chief Cheol Kang.

Police said people should ideally meet during during daylight hours and never meet at a private place such as a home.

People can find other safe places to meet on the Safe Trade Spot website at safetradespots.com.

For more information about the Mukilteo Police Department or the “Safe Trade Spot” program email crimeprevention@mukilteowa.gov.