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Safe Zone

posted Apr 26, 2016, 12:51 PM by Tim O'Brien
The Scarborough Police Department is pleased to announce a new safe zone area at the public safety building. We recognize that there are times that people need to meet with other people for a variety of reasons, and would sometimes feel more at ease if there were a safe place to do that.

The parking lot near the front entrance to the police station (Westwood Avenue) is now able to be monitored by camera from the communications center, which is staffed 24 hours a day. In the event that residents need to meet with someone in a safe environment, we would invite them to do so in our parking lot. This could be to complete an on-line sale, exchange custody of children, execute a document, or a variety of other reasons.

Since a number of screens are being monitored in the communications center, we would ask that you first come in to the lobby and advise one of the on-duty dispatchers that you are there to meet with someone in our safe zone. The dispatcher will then ensure that the camera is functioning properly and that you are parked in a monitored area.

We hope that this service will be helpful to you!