Several law enforcement agencies in Rankin County, MS are offering their parking lots as “Safe Zones” for Craigslist type transactions.
The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office parking lot and lobby, as well as many of the police department parking lots, are under 24-hour video surveillance and have constant flow of police officers in and out at all hours. Officials hope that the use of these areas will prevent related robberies and violent crime.
The following chiefs allow their police department parking lots to be used as “Safe Lots”:
- Brandon — Chief Thompson
- Pearl — Chief Sarrett
- Flowood — Chief McCluskey
- Florence — Chief Thomas
- Pelahatchie — Chief Shoemaker
- Reservoir — Chief Waggoner