Ripon Police Lobby An Internet Purchase Exchange Location

The Ripon Police Department is now participating in the Internet Purchase Exchange program. Police Captain Bill Wallner says they got requests on their Facebook page and social media sites asking if they could provide a safe place for people who are purchasing items from individuals on the Internet. He says those types of purchases are very common now and often the exchanges are made at a public place. But he says people might be nervous about going to meet a stranger to make a purchase or exchange. He says the lobby of the Ripon Police Department at 100 East Jackson Street is open 24 hours a day and it is safe and secure for those types of exchanges. He says it is a location where there is always someone present. Wallner notes there are people out there who would take advantage of someone purchasing items off the Internet from them.