WHAT: Designated Online Transaction Space (D.O.T.S.)
WHERE: San Diego Police Department - Northeastern Division, 13396 Salmon River Road, San Diego, CA 92129 Marked with City of San Diego signage in a well-lit area, D.O.T.S. is in clear view of the San Diego Police Department’s front door.
WHEN: There is no appointment necessary. Optimal hours for transactions are Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, when SDPD has an officer present at the front desk.
WHY: Now, more than ever, online platforms such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, LetGo, Offer Up, and Shopify, have become an epicenter for scam artists and predators looking to take advantage of innocent people. D.O.T.S. will provide a convenient, public meeting place for carrying out or completing an online or private sale.
While such zones are established in other parts of the country, D.O.T.S. is the first-of-its-kind for the City of San Diego and for the region.
"As Chair of the Committee on Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods, I am honored to champion D.O.T.S. You cannot put a price tag on peace of mind,” stated Councilmember Chris Cate.