Safe Internet Exchange Zone

NEW! Hudson Police Department's Safe Internet Exchange Zone

The Hudson Police Department is pleased to provide our residents with a secure meeting place in the parking lot and/or lobby of the Hudson Police Department, located at 36 South Oviatt Street, for conducting legal, online purchases and transactions.  We encourage residents to use this space to make a safe and public exchange when buying or selling items from strangers.  We do ask that you complete your exchange in a timely manner. 

The Safe Internet Exchange is under continuous video surveillance.

The Hudson Police Department assumes no liability whatsoever for those using this zone for conducting such transactions.  The City of Hudson and its employees are not responsible in any way for the value, authenticity, or legitimacy of such transactions. The City of Hudson will not act as official witness to transactions, does not give legal advice, and will not settle civil disputes related to any transactions.

Things to know before using the exchange zone:

  1. This location is intended for in-person exchanges, do not drop-off property.
  2. No weapons or illegal merchandise may be exchanged on the property.
  3. Hudson Police officers will not check items to determine if they are stolen.
  4. Hudson Police officers will not oversee exchanges unless requested due to safety concerns or conflict.
  5. Never share your personal information, especially usernames, passwords and financial information.
  6. Stay aware of your surroundings and notify personnel on duty if you feel unsafe.

Safety Zones for Sellers/Buyers Throughout Summit County

Purchasing an item from someone online always has risks. Summit County has made it easier by designating “Internet Purchase Safety Zones”. See the full list of locations in Summit County here.

Tips to remember:

  • Don’t have a buyer or seller come to your home.
  • Take someone with you.
  • Meet during daylight hours.
Safe Internet Exchange lobby
Safe Internet Zone parking sign
Safe Internet Exchange Zone Location at Hudson Police Department

Contact Us

  1. Hudson Police Department: 36 S. Oviatt Street, Hudson, OH, 44236 
    Non-Emergency: (330) 342-1800 | Emergency: 9-1-1
    Administrative Hours: M - F | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.