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Posted on: August 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] West Fargo Police Department establishes two Safe Spot Swaps

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The West Fargo Police Department is pleased to announce the existence of two Safe Spot Swaps. These locations consist of parking spaces marked with Safe Spot Swap signage and are under 24-hour surveillance video. Safe Spot Swaps are located at:

·         West Fargo Police Department (800 4th Avenue E.)

·         West Fargo Fire Department – South Station ( 445 29th Avenue W.)

The Safe Spot Swaps provide a safe environment for residents to hold transactions in a public location including online purchases, trades or other private party transactions. Additionally, the areas can be used as a safe and neutral site for child custody exchanges. The goal of the Safe Spot Swaps is to help reduce fraudulent transactions, thefts and robberies to promote overall safety.


These areas are under video surveillance but are not monitored 24/7. A staff person is not assigned to viewing the footage or transactions on a regular basis. The exchange of drugs, weapons, alcohol and/or any illegal items is not permitted. All exchanges must be person-to-person. In the case of custody transfers, the Safe Spot Swap is not a drop-off area where parents can leave children for a later pick-up time.

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