11/8/2019 - "Internet Purchase Exchange Location"

As the “holiday shopping season” approaches, we’d like to remind you that the Darien Connecticut Police Department is offering up its parking lot as a safe place to exchange goods bought and sold on Craigslist, Facebook, eBay and other online tag sale sites. Citizens who are purchasing or selling something to a stranger online can meet up in the police department parking lot to conduct their business.

We have a dedicated area in our public parking lot for on-line buyers and sellers to meet and make the exchanges. Upon making your transaction arrangements, provide the other party with the Darien Police Department address of 25 Hecker Ave Darien, CT 06820. Any GPS should take you directly to our front door. The designated safe “Internet Purchase Exchange Location” is in the parking lot on the south side of the building and is marked with a very visible sign. This area is monitored 24 hours a day by video surveillance and is recorded.
The Darien Police Department Lot will not be used to make illegal transactions of dangerous or deadly weapons or any other dangerous materials. In addition, department employees will not be used to witness or be a part of these transactions. We are just providing a safe location to conduct your transactions.

Darien is one of the safest communities in our state and we are always looking for ways to make it even safer. This location gives people in our community a protected place to exchange internet purchases and provides a more secure alternative than meeting a stranger at a private residence.