Exchange Zones for Online Transactions in Montgomery County, Maryland

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Exchange Zones for Online Transactions in Montgomery County, Maryland


The Montgomery County Department of Police has designated Exchange Zones for residents to complete online transactions. These Exchange Zones are located at each of the six police district station’s lobbies and parking lots (with the exception of the Second District parking lot):

When selling or purchasing items from an unknown person, the Montgomery County Department of Police offers the following safety tips:

* Always meet the buyer or seller at an exchange zone that 
is well populated, well lit, and preferably at a designated 
police exchange zone.

* Tell a friend or family member where you’re going to meet 
someone and when possible, take a friend with you.
Inform the buyer/seller that you will not be alone.

* Trust your instincts – if it sounds like a scam or too good 
to be true, it probably is.

* Do not invite strangers into your home.

* Never give out any personal or financial information.
This Exchange Zone program is being implemented to 
help reduce and deter crimes such as theft, robbery, and 

Please note that Montgomery County Police employees will not participate in transactions. However, parties are encouraged to call 9-1-1 if a crime occurs.

For additional information, to include the addresses of all six police district stations, please visit:…/mcp-designates-exchange-zones-f…/


This is a Montgomery County Police Department announcement.


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Roy Kelley every police dept should take a page out of the Montgomery Police Dept book.... that's a great courtesy and protective measure to provide for residents....

Apr 16, 2019 03:06 AM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Exchange zones are likely to save many from tragedy that can come from on-line transactions.

Apr 16, 2019 03:38 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. What a great concept that more towns should adopt. Enjoy your day!

Apr 16, 2019 05:20 AM #5
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Great idea Roy Kelley . I'm going to pass this on to my friend Jason, Chief of Police in Minot ND.

Apr 16, 2019 05:56 AM #7
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Roy, what a great concept, I need to look and see if Fairfax County has it. This is something every police department should offer, so many lives could be saved from it. 

Apr 16, 2019 06:08 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

If your home community does not yet have exchange zones, this is an idea that you may wish to promote.

Apr 16, 2019 06:40 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is a really good idea, I wonder if they have this sort of thing in my area, I will have to look around.

Apr 16, 2019 11:12 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Apr 22, 2019 04:41 AM #14
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