Courtesy Nacogdoches Police Department

The Nacogdoches Police Department has dedicated some of its parking lot space to residents wanting a little bit of extra security or convenience.

Last week, the department announced its official exchange zone — a pair of parking spaces on the western-end of the department facing Main Street — was up and running.

The spots are marked with signs, and are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to the department.

“The Nacogdoches Police Department would like to make exchanging in Nacogdoches safer for our community,” according to the department.

The zone is intended for people to have a safe area to make child-custody exchanges, or meet to pick up items bought or sold online.

“We remind anyone to always closely inspect anything you’re buying or any money taken as payment to ensure your not a victim of a scam,” the department states.

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