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.
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