Milton Police Open Their Lobby for Craigslist Transactions

Posted Wednesday, March 20, 2013 --- 2:31 p.m.

Press Release from the Milton Police Department:

For some time, our agency has been discussing the potential of using our Police Department lobby as a public location for people to do Craig’s List transactions. It is a practice that is becoming increasingly popular with law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Therefore, in light of yesterday’s attempted armed robbery in Janesville, involving a Craig’s List transaction, we have decided to immediately begin offering this service.

Craig’s List, and similar type monetary transactions can sometimes be unpredictable, as community members are dealing with people unknown to them. Those types of transactions can often be fraudulent, and at times, evolve into an unsafe situation.

In response, we are offering the use of our Police Department lobby as a location in which to conduct such transactions.

To be clear, our staff will not assist with the transactions. It is simply a means to provide a safe and public location in which to conduct monetary transactions.

The lobby space will only be available for transactions during normal business hours.

To be certain that the lobby is open for use, please make a courtesy call to our agency prior to scheduling a transaction. The main office can be reached at 868-6910, and normal business hours are, generally, Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

The City of Milton Police Department is located at 120 Parkview Drive.

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