Safe Zone

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            APD offers a “Safe Exchange Zone”, where private purchase transactions may safely take place in full view of video surveillance camera and in a well-lit area at the front door of the Police Department.

The “Safe Exchange Zone” is set up in the right corner of the main entrance to the Ashland Police Department. Our address is 201 17th Street, Ashland, KY 41102.  It is clearly marked and is free to use.

Some Tips:

Get the contact information from the buyer or seller, including a phone number

Let a friend or family member know about the transaction and when and where it will take place

Go with a friend or family member

Avoid secluded areas

Pick a public location, preferably in the daytime

Take a working cell phone in case you need to make an emergency call

Best bet: Use a safe exchange zone