SPD Designates "E-Commerce" Exchange Zone
In response to the growing trend in online shopping and online business transactions, the Speedway Police Department has established an “E-commerce Exchange Zone.” Area residents can use this as a safe place to complete their private business transactions that are initiated through online sites such as Craigslist, OfferUp, and Facebook Marketplace. Each year these types of transactions have developed into crimes such as theft and robbery when individuals meet strangers in parking lots and other unsecured locations in communities across the U.S.
The Speedway Police Department has designated two parking spaces in the south parking lot located at 1410 North Lynhurst Drive. Although law enforcement officials will not be involved in the verification, monitoring, or facilitating of the transaction, it provides a familiar, well-lit area to conduct business. The Speedway Police Department also operates 24 hour video surveillance of this area and anyone utilizing the “E-commerce Exchange Zone” is subject to being recorded. No prior arrangements with the Speedway Police Department are necessary for these types of transactions.