Robert Bongiorno, Chief of Police
2 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Bedford Police Department Reminds Residents of Internet Transaction Safe Zone
BEDFORD — Chief Robert Bongiorno wishes to remind residents that the Bedford Police Department offers community members a safe and secure meeting place to complete online transactions.
Bedford’s police station serves as a monitored meetup location that enables buyers and sellers to carry out transactions they’ve organized online with more peace of mind.
Those who would like to utilize the service can go to the police station, 2 Mudge Way, to complete online transactions arranged through Facebook, Craigslist, or another medium. An area in the station’s lobby has been designated as the Internet Transaction Safe Zone.
“We want our residents to have somewhere that they can feel safe while buying and selling things from online marketplaces,” Chief Bongiorno said. “Our Internet Transaction Safe Zone is exactly that, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of it when meeting people they’ve met on the internet to exchange items.”
While the Bedford Police Department cannot guarantee the quality or authenticity of items purchased online, the Safe Zone was created to give residents a secure and public spot to purchase and sell items.
The Bedford police station is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is covered by security cameras.