Police Department celebrates six-year anniversary of “Operation Safe Sale”

The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) recently celebrated the six-year anniversary of “Operation Safe Sale.” Introduced in May 2015, the initiative encourages Wake Forest residents who are selling or purchasing items advertised online to come to the Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St., to complete their transaction. Transactions may be made in the police department parking lot or inside the lobby, either with or without an officer present.

At the request of either party, a police officer will be available to check the serial number to determine whether the item has been entered through state or national databases as stolen property. Anyone wishing to have an officer present is required to schedule an appointment by calling 919-554-6150.

The WFPD does not make any representations or warranties regarding the goods or services transferred between parties. Any item found entered as stolen through a state or national database will be subject to seizure and criminal charges may result.

Operation Safe Sale aligns with Goal 2 of the Wake Forest Strategic Plan: Enhance and Promote a Safe and Connected Community. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/WFPDOpSafeSale.