Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rankin police create "safe lots" for internet transactions

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement:

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


Anonymous said...

How long before some dummy meets an online hooker at one?

Anonymous said...

Local counties here in Georgia started doing this after some robberies & killings.

Anonymous said...

That's a really good idea.

Anonymous said...

Smart, common sense service to the community.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Jackson will make safe zones for just everyday living.

Anonymous said...

Great idea. It's common sense and actually promotes a sense of trust and community instead of the "us versus them" mentality that has become so prevalent in law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

Yep. Forsyth County Sheriff had outdoor power outlets installed at all substations just so folks can plug in electronics & test them.

Anonymous said...

I can see it now, two dummies will meet to sell/buy a gun and some cop will see it and shoot one if not both. I would not feel safe in most police station parking lots.

Anonymous said...

4:17.....your stupid is showing.

Anonymous said...

4:17 - great. You stay home with the homies - hide from the black helicopters while you are there. The rest of us will use the police station parking lots because we don't believe that the police or other law enforcement officials are out looking for folks to shoot.

Anonymous said...

People weren't doing this already? Here's another hint: if you're buying a cell phone, insist on doing the transaction inside one of the carrier's stores with a rep to verify that the phone is free and clear and can be activated.

Anonymous said...

@4:17 #2
What kind of mushroom tea have you been drinking?

Stuff To Sell said...

Noticing Madison is not on the list. Get on board Madison!

Anonymous said...

"Stuff To Sell said...

Noticing Madison is not on the list. Get on board Madison!"

Also notice this was announced by the Rankin County Sheriff and all the departments are in Rankin County.

Several months ago Ridgeland PD announced that they encouraged people to use there parking lot for such transactions. I feel sure that Madison PD are willing to do the same.

Kingfish said...

4:17: you funny.

I've been doing this for some time. I've bought probably two dozen things off of Craig's List and the FB yard sales and I usually tell the sellers to meet me in the parking lot of a police station or city hall (if its a burb). If the seller is legit, he shouldn't have a problem with it.

Anonymous said...

4:17,How about meeting me on the lot at Rankin S.O. We can do some business and I can check for warrants on you.

I'm Here About The Recliner said...

It's not the 'seller' you gotta worry about. It's the buyer who might show up with seven people or a large family in tow, especially if they think they can enter your house and peruse the place while you're distracted. Or worse.

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