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The Wilkes-Barre Police Department released this statement about becoming a community meet up location for internet purchases:
The Wilkes-Barre City Police Dept. is proud to announce that we are now a Community Meetup Spot as a safe Internet Purchase Exchange Location for sites like Offerup, Letgo and Craig’s list.
“Our ability to partner with Wilkes Barre City Police Dept. allows us to bring a collective and focused effort and investment to the well-being of this community by improving the security of in-person transactions,” said Natalie Angelillo, VP of Community at OfferUp. “Our Community MeetUp Spots program helps serve the much needed purpose of providing an easy and free way to establish a community location that is public, surveilled, well lit, and monitored by the police department. OfferUp is proud to have a partner in [Wilkes Barre City/Luzerne County] to support our commitment to building trust in communities throughout the country.”
Please feel free to use our lobby to meet up for safe transactions. Never meet in secluded, dark area.
We are located at 15 N. Washington St Wilkes Barre Pa.