Internet Purchase Safe Zone

The Glen Ellyn Police Department invites the public to utilize the department's main parking lot at 65 S. Park Boulevard for internet sales.

Look for the blue sign at the southwest side of the parking lot. The lot is under twenty-four-hour video surveillance and police intervention, documentation or witnessing to a transaction will not be available. Residents must note that police cannot use the State computer system to run model numbers, serial numbers, etc. of items that are part of a private exchange.

Recommended tips for a safe and successful transaction:

  • Bring a friend or family member.
  • Clarify all details, including a description of who will attend and the type of vehicle used.
  • Conduct the transaction during daylight hours.
  • If they hesitate to meet at the police department that is a hint to end the deal.
  • If you feel uncomfortable about any aspect of the transaction, trust your instincts and move on.
  • Keep a safe distance from the other person and never get in their vehicle.