Safe Exchange Zone

The Norman Police Department has a Safe Exchange Zone for the community to utilize. Located in the public parking lot of the Norman Police Department, 201 W. Gray Street, the Safe Exchange Zone provides residents a safe place for prospective buyers and sellers to meet and complete their transaction. We have designated parking spaces on the west side of the building for any type of legitimate exchange our citizens may need. The zone works to address safety and awareness concerns regarding internet-based purchases from websites such as Craigslist, the various local Facebook groups, or simply any other item advertised for sale from an individual, regardless of the source of the advertised sale.

The Safe Exchange Zone is clearly marked with signage and is available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The zone is well lit and under video surveillance at all times, providing extra protection to the public. Although there will not be a police officer present for these transactions, we believe the ability to arrange to meet at the police department in an area designated for this purpose will deter those wanting to engage in theft or fraudulent activity.

While many websites, including those previously mentioned, are very credible and are heavily utilized, their popularity make them an easy target for criminal activity from online predators. Norman police are pleased to offer a safer alternative and a secure location available for Norman residents to help ensure and enhance their safety and to minimize the opportunity for an encounter to go wrong.

If you have any questions about the Safe Exchange Zone initiative, please contact the Norman Police Department at 405-307-7122.