Sheriff Bryan Bailey and Police Departments Open Up “Safe Lots” For Online Transactions
The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office and several police departments in the county are offering their parking lots as “Safe Zones” for “Craigslist” type transactions.
Sheriff Bryan Bailey and several of the police chiefs in Rankin County are hoping the public’s new place of choice for transactions will be the law enforcement agencies parking lots and/or lobbies. The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office parking lot and lobby, as well as many of the police department parking lots, are under 24-hour video surveillance and have constant flow of police officers in and out at all hours.
We believe that this will prevent robberies and violent crime, and we hope this will make our citizens feel safer. Providing these “Safe Lots” are something positive we can do for our community at absolutely no cost.
During recent meetings, the following Chiefs have allowed their police departments to use their parking lots as “Safe Lots”:
Brandon- Chief Thompson
Pearl- Chief Sarrett
Flowood- Chief McCluskey
Florence- Chief Thomas
Pelahatchie- Chief Shoemaker
Reservoir- Chief Waggoner