Need a safe place to exchange items after an online sale? The Wilton Manors Police Department lobby at City Hall is available.

Individuals looking to make an exchange can use the lobby as a way to deter would-be criminals. Officials say it’s not safe to meet someone you don’t know at a residence or other private location because they may be looking to steal the item offered or possibly harm or kill the other individual. The lobby offers police protection and an area that is brightly-lit with video cameras.

Chief Paul O’Connell said the lobby offers a safe place for exchanges to take place. It’s been available for that use since 2013, but O’Connell said it hasn’t really been advertised much until now. “We’re a trading zone. I just don’t think we’ve done a good job of advertising.”

The lobby, 2020 Wilton Drive, is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 954-390-2150 for more information.