Bedford TX, WildFire Camera Networks featured in Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Bedford police haven’t seen a violent crime result from a Craigslist transaction, although a seller reported in January that his iPhone was stolen by a would-be buyer.

Now, thanks in part to a City Council member’s suggestion, the department has another tool to help keep it that way.

The city recently opened an exchange zone in the parking lot of the Police Department. There, under the watchful eye of a surveillance camera, buyers and sellers from online marketplaces can meet to conduct business, and divorced parents can make child-custody handoffs.

Euless also established a safe-zone program this month, and Arlington police are working on one.

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