The department has created an Internet Transaction Safe Zone at the McFarland Municipal Center. While some people feel comfortable conducting such transactions at their homes, many do not feel as secure with meeting an individual they have not met to conduct business.
The intent of the program is to provide a safe, neutral location for residents to meet with individuals from whom they are buying, or to whom they are selling items by use of internet sale websites such as Craigslist.
Residents are encouraged to utilize the public lobby of the Municipal Center for smaller items, and the Municipal Center parking lot for larger items to complete transactions in a safer, more neutral environment. Note that the sale of firearms, knives, weapons, flammable items or items that would be considered illegal are prohibited.