Venues like Facebook MarketPlace are a great way for you to get rid of something you don't want anymore and get some money for it. But, do you really know who you're dealing with? The person who wants to buy something from you could be ANYONE.

Because of situations like this, and other "life" situations, the New Iberia Police Department has created a "Safe Exchange Zone" at the department. This area is monitored twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week.

Don't become a victim of some unscrupulous person who wants to get you along. You never know who you might be dealing with.

Photo courtesy of New Iberia Police

In addition to helping with buying and selling items, the Safe Exchange Zone can be used for custody exchanges where there are disputes among the parents or other family members. This area is always being monitored, so if you have a contentious relationship with your ex-spouse, this area adjacent to the New Iberia Police Department is the perfect area for an exchange. Another great tip when you decide to use this safe exchange site is to tell other family members what you're doing whether you are dealing with a custody issue or exchanging items for money.

From the pictures, you can see that their "Safe Exchange Zone" is right next to the station.

Sheriff Romero wants the public to know they can use this facility anytime that they need, and he will continue to work on ways to continue to highlight the safety of residents of New Iberia. The facility is located at 457 East Main Street.

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