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OPP Launch New Program To Make Internet Purchases Safer

Saturday April 23rd, 2016, 3:02pm


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The Essex County OPP along with the  Town of Tecumseh have launched a new community safety initiative to make those online purchases safer.

Known as Project Safe Trade, the key feature to the imitative is the development of an “Internet Purchase Safety Zone” where buyers and sellers of online items are encouraged to go to the Tecumseh detachment to exchange their goods where the presence of law enforcement might deter unlawful behaviour.

“Community safety is everyone’s responsibility and I urge the citizens of Tecumseh to embrace Project Safe Trade. By creating a “community safety zone”, members of the community can further enhance their public safety by utilizing the OPP detachment parking lot to facilitate property transactions that have been arranged online. This collaborative community approach provides our citizens with a viable option where a buyer and seller can meet to conduct their transaction away from secluded parking lots or having unknown strangers attend your home. Whether it be a sale, purchase or an exchange, let the experience of online transactions remain positive and most important, a safe experience,” said Essex County OPP Detachment Commander Inspector Glenn Miller.

This is currently a pilot project with the town of Tecumseh but OPP say that they anticipate the project branching out to all Essex County OPP detachments.

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