Safe Transaction Zone

In order to provide residents with a safe location for private party transactions, including online purchases, and for child custody transfers, Dublin Police Services has created a "Safe Transaction Zone" in the parking lot at the Public Safety Complex at 6361 Clark Avenue.  The Safe Transaction Zone is a well-lit area, under 24-hour video surveillance.  Although not monitored in real-time, and police officers are not present during transactions, this designated area will potentially deter individuals wanting to engage in criminal activity.  

Using the Safe Transaction Zone is meant to provide a safe alternative to meeting a stranger in their home or at an unfamiliar location. In the case of child custody transfers, the area is not a drop off where parents can leave children for a later pick-up time.  All exchanges must be person-to-person.  

No appointments are necessary when using the Safe Transaction Zone.
Two Safe Transaction Zone signs in the parking lot at Dublin Police Services.
Safe Transaction Zone Safety Tips:
  • Only conduct transactions with local buyers/sellers.
  • Do not go to a transaction alone.
  • Make sure a friend or family member is aware of the details.
  • Complete the transaction during daylight hours.
  • Be extra cautious in buying/selling valuable items.
  • Only use cash or money orders.
  • Trust your instincts; if it sounds like a scam it probably is a scam.
  • If someone is not willing to come to the Dublin Police Department to complete a sale, it is probably not a legitimate transaction.
For more information, please contact the Dublin Police Services Crime Prevention Unit at 925-833-6677 or 925-833-6686.