Belchertown police offering safe place to exchange items bought online

Area set up in front parking lot of police station

Image Courtesy: Belchertown Police Department

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – If you have made an online purchase, and you’re uncomfortable meeting a stranger at their place or at yours, there is a safe place to make the exchange. Belchertown police have set up an “Internet purchase exchange location” outside their station on State Street.

The front parking lot of the station is under 24/7 video surveillance, so people who are making in-person exchanges will be able to feel more secure in doing so.

Police departments in several area communities, including nearby Hadley, have set up similar spaces at their stations.

Hadley Police Dept. offers parking space for online transactions