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KCPD adds 'internet exchange' signs at stations for online sales

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Posted at 12:58 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 13:58:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department now has official “internet exchange” areas at each of its six stations in the city.

Those who set up transactions online, such as through Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, can meet at KCPD parking lots to complete the sale. Though the department has long encouraged people to conduct online-based transactions on its property, it has now added signage to make people more aware of the option.

The signs read “KCPD Internet Exchange Area; Daylight Hours,” according to a news release from KCPD.

“The goal is to provide a safe space for residents to conduct transactions during daylight hours,” KCPD said in the release.

Police warned that any buyer or seller not willing to meet at police stations “may have ulterior motives and could be unsafe.”