Batavia PD Joins Safe Trade

Written by on January 25, 2018

News Release: Batavia Police Dept.

The Batavia Police Department joins SafeTrade – a national safety initiative for completing online transactions safely when meeting in person.

The Batavia Police Department today announced it has joined the SafeTrade initiative for safer completion of online transactions.

SafeTrade is a simple program for police and sheriff’s departments to encourage transactions at their facilities; for classified sites to strengthen their safety and security initiatives, and for users to insist on “SafeTrade” by conducting their transactions only at a local police or sheriff’s office.

The Batavia Police Department is excited to partner with SafeTrade to provide a safe location for the residents of Batavia when conducting online transactions. Our goal is to make Batavia a safe community, and to provide unique services to attain that goal. Partnering with SafeTrade is one of those programs.

The SafeTrade logo can be used (without charge) on any ads posted; by classified websites, newspapers and publications to promote safety and security, and by police departments to indicate they are hosting SafeTrade online transactions.

In the past few months, a number of U.S. police departments have offered to host online transactions, most of them referring to Craigslist as the reason. Participating police departments can now post banners or use logos referring to their facilities as SafeTrade Stations. Additional information is available at www.safetradestations.com.
Those wishing to utilize the Batavia Police Department for a location of transactions, may do so at any time. The area suggested is at the rear of the Department (north side) in the vestibule. This area is marked with a SafeTrade sign, and is under 24 hour video surveillance.

The Batavia Police Department is located at 10 West Main St., Batavia. If you should have any questions regarding this service, please contact 345-6350.


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