Due to the increase in the amount of online commerce, the Peoria Police Department encourages consumers to remember the saying, “If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.” In other words, it is important buyers be skeptical of an offer that promises an item of great value for little cost. For example, if a seller posts a television worth $6,000 and offers to sell it for $800; it is probably not a legitimate deal.
As a reminder, the Peoria Police Department visitor parking lot (Walnut Street side of the Police Department) as well as the lobby is available for use of the public in providing neutral grounds and safer transaction locations.
Citizens are reminded all transactions remain civil and neither Commissioned Personnel nor Non-Commissioned Personnel shall intervene on either party’s behalf. The purpose of using the Police Department as a transaction location is to provide a safe environment for the exchange of goods.
The Peoria Police Department is located at 600 SW Adams. The lobby can be used during the hours of 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.