Safe Exchange Program

With the rise of sales and trading through sites such as Craigslist and Facebook, the Crosby Police Department wishes to provide the citizens of the Crosby Area with a safe environment for these transactions to take place. 
The Crosby Memorial Park is located along 300 block of 3rd Avenue and 2nd Street Southwest and is covered by our video surveillance system.  This location is patrolled often by Officers and is also adjacent to the Crosby City/Police Department where all of our Officers come and go from the on a frequent basis during their patrol duties, so there is a strong law enforcement presence in the area. 
The safe exchange area is available to use for meeting and arranging exchanges and trades for these types of transactions.  There are signs posted designating the area as an E-Commerce Safe Exchange Location.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Crosby Police Department at (218) 546 5137, or in an emergency 911.


Personal Safety

The overwhelming majority of craigslist and Facebook users are trustworthy and well-intentioned.

With billions of human interactions facilitated, the incidence of violent crime is extremely low.

Nevertheless, please take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline.

When meeting someone for the first time, please remember to:

  • Insist on a public meeting place.
  • Do not meet in a secluded place, or invite strangers into your home.
  • Be especially careful buying/selling high value items.
  • Consider making high-value exchanges at your local police station.
  • Tell a friend or family member where you're going.
  • Take your cell phone along if you have one.
  • Consider having a friend accompany you.
  • Trust your instincts.

Taking these simple precautions helps make craigslist and facebook safer for everyone.

For more information about personal safety online, check out these resources:


Please review this avoiding scams page as well.