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Southlake Police Create “Exchange Zone”

Jul 23, 2015 09:08AM ● By Editorial Intern f

The Southlake Police Department recently designated an area outside the department as an “Exchange Zone” for Southlake residents. According to, the designated area is two marked parking spaces that are under 24-hour surveillance.

The Exchange Zone can be used for child custody exchanges, as well as for the exchange of items bought or sold by individuals. The parking spaces are located on the southeast corner of DPS Headquarters (600 State Street) in the last two spaces on the far right row on Division Street.

Additionally, residents can always use the front lobby of the Southlake Police Department for exchanges. It is staffed by a licensed Peace Officer Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to, Chief James Brandon says, “Residents have sometimes used the police department for such exchanges and have asked to have a designated area. We are always happy to partner with our citizens in order to keep them as safe as possible.”

Although the Southlake Police Department encourages the use of the designated areas for exchanges, they are asking that citizens always use good judgment when interacting with strangers.