Community Meetup Spots
Did you know?
The City of Hoover and the Hoover Police Department are pleased to offer Internet Purchase Exchange Locations, or “Community Meetup Spots”, at several places throughout the City. These areas are for people that are buying/selling/trading items on the internet and need a place to meet with someone they might not know. It also eliminates the need for two strangers to exchange items at a home or a residence.
The locations are public, well-lit and have video surveillance. This program helps to ensure that both buyers and sellers can come to in-person transactions with more peace of mind. Thank you to OfferUp for donating the signs that are being used to designate these “Community Meetup Spots”.
Click the link for locations.
HPD would like to share the following safety tips
- Always use common sense with these types of transactions. Keep in mind that you are still meeting with someone you don’t know. Technology should not be a substitute for caution and sound judgment.
- Avoid going alone. There is safety in numbers, so try not to go by yourself.
- Try to meet during daytime hours.
- If you ever feel unsafe, call us immediately