GENESEO: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises of the creation and implementation of a “Safe Transaction Zone” at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office located at 4 Court Street in the Village of Geneseo.
An area directly in front of the Sheriff’s Office has been designated to be used for a safe place to meet for transactions. The area is designated by a red and white sign stating “Sheriff’s Office Safe Transaction Zone” and is located right in front of the Livingston County Jail. The area is under recorded video surveillance and is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Sheriff’s Office members. There is also a Deputy Sheriff within 30 yards of the area at all times. The safe zone is designed to be used by those that would like a safe place to meet.
Nationally there has been a significant increase in crimes associated with online purchases. Livingston County residents have fallen victim to these crimes as recent as the past year. This designated area incorporates great preventative tools such as law enforcement surveillance, a well lit parking lot and a Deputy always seconds away.
We invite anyone that needs a safe place to use this safe transaction area. Also, if you would like a Deputy to respond to further assist for documentation of the exchange or because you feel something is afoot, please call 585.243.7100 to make the request.
“We have all seen the national headlines recently of victims to online listings,” said Sheriff Dougherty. “Some of these folks have shown up thinking they are making a simple exchange and suddenly have fallen victim to an assault, a theft, an abuse, or sadly even killed. Fortunately here in our County the most serious crime we have encountered with such is an assault. We are a very proactive Sheriff’s Office and we implement new ideas to deter crime from happening. This “Safe Transaction Zone” will make for a very safe place to meet and make legal exchanges of all types including custody exchanges. Rest assured we are doing our best to make Livingston County the safest county.”