Internet purchase, child custody exchange location now available at Sheriff’s Office

8.14.17 SCSO Internet Purchase Exchange for web

STAFF REPORT :::

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office now has areas designated as “Internet Purchase

Exchange Locations”.

“We have had several inquiries about a designated location at the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office for internet purchase exchanges, and use as child custody exchange sites. Within the last few days we have upgraded our video system to cover more of the Spalding County Law Enforcement Complex, including the main parking lot,” said Sheriff Darrell Dix. “Based on the areas now covered we believe that the locations would be ideal for the exchanges, making it less likely for an incident to occur. The signs posted in the parking lot were provided free of charge through Offer Up.”

Offer Up is described as “the largest and fastest growing mobile marketplace for local buyers in the U.S.,” offering IOS and Android apps for selling from mobile devices.

“Our meet up spots program helps serve the much-needed purpose of providing an easy and free way to establish a community location that is public, surveilled, well-lit and monitored,” said Offer Up Vice President of Community Natalie Angelillo.

According to a press release issued by the SCSO, “Offer Up is a privately held company is based in Bellevue Washington, and is backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Warburg Pincas, GGV Capital, Altimeter Capital and Allen and Company. Offer Up is proud to partner with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office to support our commitment to building trust in communities throughout the country. For more information consumers can go to offerup.com. Offer Up is proud to partner with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office to support our commitment to building trust in communities throughout the country.”

“Consumers and parents will use the areas at their own risk and assume all liability, but we believe that the designated areas will be safer than an anonymous meeting in a grocery store parking lot or unfamiliar location,” Dix said. “The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office parking lot has a great deal of traffic all hours of the day and night including deputies, Investigators, other employees and civilians conducting business. This is another way we are reaching out to the public and making our facility available to them.”

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