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Public Exchange Area

City of Pittsburg Public Exchange Area

To ensure the safety of our citizens, the City of Pittsburg Police Department offers a public exchange area north of the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center, at 201 N. Pine St. These parking spaces are free to the public and can be accessed from the south side of the 4th and Pine Street public parking lot behind City Hall. These spaces are under 24-hour video surveillance and offer protection for citizens and commuters. The exchange spaces provide residents with a safe location for online sales, transactions, trades or child custody exchanges. Community members are encouraged to utilize these locations when meeting an internet contact in person, especially for the first time.

Online Transaction Safety Tips:

  • Meet during daylight hours
  • Only carry out transactions with local buyers/sellers
  • Do not go to a transaction alone
  • Before meeting someone for the first time, tell a friend or family member where you’re going
  • Insist on meeting in a public area like our safe exchange space – do not go into someone’s house and do not allow a stranger into yours
  • If someone is not willing to meet near the police department, it is probably not a legitimate transaction
  • Use caution when buying or selling valuable items (vehicles, jewelry, electronics, etc.)
  • Only use cash or money orders to complete transactions
  • Check dollar bills for suspicious markings to make sure currency is not counterfeit
  • Trust your instincts – If it sounds like a scam, it probably is

Contact Information

Pittsburg Police Department
Pittsburg Police Department
201 N Pine St
Pittsburg, KS 66762