The Osage Beach Police Department is giving people a safe place to carry out child custody exchanges and the exchange of goods sold or bought online.

The Osage Beach Police Department is giving people a safe place to carry out child custody exchanges and the exchange of goods sold or bought online.

A lot of people are buying and/or selling more things online and they don’t always feel safe when making arrangements to meet. In an effort to make sure these transactions as well as child custody exchanges go smoothly, the Osage Beach Police Department has designated 2 of the front parking spaces on the City Hall side of the building as a safe zone.

The parking spaces are marked with signs which read, “Safe Exchange Zone- This area is reserved for Child Custody, Private Property, and E-Commerce transactions. 24 Hour Video Surveillance- If Police Response is needed call 911 (Emergency) or 573-302-2010 (Non-Emergency)”.

The area is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week and is free for the public to use. Although, the Osage Beach Police Department encourages the use of the designated parking areas for exchanges, we ask that citizens always exercise good judgement in their interactions with others and arrange these transactions during day light hours.