Roanoke Provides Safe Exchange Zone at Police Station

nb_Exchange Zone Roanoke-adjThe Roanoke Police Department has provided a safe haven for child custody exchanges, as well as for the exchange of items that are bought, sold or traded. Now the department has crated an officially designated exchange zone in the parking lot and all are welcome to use it.

Under the watchful eye of surveillance cameras, buyers and sellers can meet and conduct business transactions, and divorced parents can make child custody handoffs. In addition to the designated exchange zone in the parking lot, everyone also has the option of utilizing the well-lit lobby, which is highly visible by Roanoke tele-communicators.

Detective Sandra Pettigrew, with the Roanoke Police Department, says, “Although we encourage use of these areas for exchanges, please exercise good judgment, as there is no guarantee to the legitimacy of any transaction. We encourage anyone using the parking lot or lobby to check in with the tele-communicators so they can keep an extra eye on the exchange.”

Location: 609 Dallas Dr. For more information call 817-491- 6052 or visit

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