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Service: Safe Exchange Sites in Bruce Grey

Record #: GRE0045
Last Modified: 29 May 2024
Last Full Update: 24 Mar 2023


Description (Service) Safe exchange locations are a place to assess and purchase goods from unknown persons that you have met online.

If you are meeting new people while finalizing online transactions, you are encouraged you to use safe exchange locations.

Many people can and have become victims of crimes like robberies, frauds and thefts when attempting to buy or sell property online.

If you are unable to meet at one of these locations, please consider completing your transactions in well-lit, public and popular locations to avoid being a victim of crime.

In the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Tips to protect yourself during a buy and sell exchange:
  • Complete your transaction during daytime hours only.
  • Use the buddy system when possible. Bring a family or friend with you, or at the very least, let someone know who you will be meeting, the time, and the location of the exchange.
  • To reduce the potential of falling victim to fraud, never complete a buy and sell transaction by mail.
  • When meeting in person, always inspect goods you wish to purchase before giving money to the seller.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you provide.
  • Stop. Pause. Think. If something seems too good to be true, it likely is.
CHATSWORTH: OPP Grey Bruce, 317057 highway 6 and 10

DURHAM: West Grey Police Services, 153 George St W - in the parking lot

HANOVER: Hanover Police Services203, Tenth St - permitted in the parking lot, parking lot has video surveillance, no specific area designated

MEAFORD: OPP Grey Bruce, 390 Sykes St N

OWEN SOUND: Owen Sound Police Services, 922 2nd Ave W
  • The Exchange Zone is located in the parking lot adjacent to the main door of the station. It can be used by people who want a safe place to meet for parental custody transfers and who want a place to assess and purchase goods from unknown persons that they have met online. Citizens can use the 'Safe Exchange Zone' twenty-four hours a day, all year long.
WIARTON: OPP Grey Bruce, 50 Berford St

KINCARDINE: OPP South Bruce, 700 Kincardine Ave

PORT ELGIN: Saugeen Shores Police Services
  • 2 parking spots that are signed and video recorded.
  • The foyer and lobby is also on video.
  • Between Monday - Friday 9 am-5 pm, people are welcome to come right into the lobby.
  • After hours the lobby is closed, but they can use the foyer entrance. The foyer entrance also has a panic button so if someone were being chased or fearful, they can go into the foyer and hit the emergency button. This causes the doors to lock and an alarm to go off.

Service Details

Hours Varies by location
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application As described in description section.
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Address & Map
Coordinates: 44.5680231, -80.9401702
Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone No public phone number available

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