Craigslist Safety Precaution; Safe Location

When selling or purchasing items from online sales sites such as Craigslist, the City of Fairbanks recommends that transactions take place in a well-lighted public area.  Because of safety concerns, Mayor John Eberhart and Chief Randall Aragon would like citizens to consider the option of utilizing the City of Fairbanks Police Department parking lot.  It is lighted and has surveillance cameras, which could help to ensure that your transaction is safe and deter anyone who may not legitimately want to purchase or sell something.  You are welcome to conduct legitimate transactions in the City of Fairbanks Police Department parking lot.  Many businesses, along with other public facilities, have well-lighted areas with cameras.  While most transactions are without issue, please trust your instincts and use caution when you have any such transactions with a stranger.