EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The East Providence Police Department is now offering safe spaces for residents to exchange items purchased online.
The parking lot in front of the police station, and the station’s lobby are now designated exchange areas.
Pawtucket and Cranston’s police departments offer safe zones as well. However, the East Providence Police Department is offering something unique. If exchanges are made during regular business hours, police can run checks on serial numbers for certain items to ensure they have not been reported stolen.