You’re safe here. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is offering its parking lot as a “safe haven” for buyers and sellers on Craigslist. If you’re completing an online transaction, you can make the exchange here.
“Most Internet-related crime involves personal scams, and not in-person transactions”, Spurlock said, who described the parking lot as “a preventative measure to ensure there’s a safe place to allow (buyers and sellers) to conduct their normal lives and business.”
The sheriff’s office staff won’t be involved in the transactions or oversee them.
If you plan on buying or selling items via Craigslist or any other online site, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office suggests that you conduct your transaction at the closest law enforcement station to protect both the buyer and seller.
The addresses for our law enforcement facilities are:
Douglas County Justice Center
4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Co 80109
Highlands Ranch Substation
9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, Co 80126.