Bedford County, VA – If you are planning to meet up with a stranger to buy or sell something, there’s a safe place to do it in Bedford County.
This “Exchange Zone” was just set up in front of the Sheriff’s Office. The two parking spaces are video monitored 24-7. There is always someone inside the building watching and deputies can review the camera footage.
The Sheriff welcomes anyone to use the zone, even if you don’t live in Bedford County. He said the zone is in response to a community safety need.
“We have calls here about I’m getting ready to sell something, or buy something, through Craigslist, what should I do? What precautions should I take,” said Sheriff Mike Brown.
Bedford Domestic Violence Services and the Bedford County Department of Social Services is telling clients to use the zone when they need to meet someone to exchange property or for child visitation.