Internet Exchange Zone

Internet Exchange Zone SignHave you ever made an online purchase but were fearful of meeting a person face to face that you’d only met online? An Internet Exchange Zone has been established in two parking spaces in the front parking lot of the Gastonia Police Department at 200 E. Long Avenue to help promote safety.

“Some folks have already been using the police department as a safe place to help avoid the crime of non-payment during Internet purchase exchanges,” Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton said. “Two recently posted Internet Exchange Zone signs make this more official.”

The Internet Exchange Zone signs provide emergency and non-emergency telephone numbers for folks to call if needed. The area is under 24-hour surveillance by video camera which is on a recorded loop for 14 days.