SCHERERVILLE – The Schererville Police Department has opened two internet exchanges for shoppers making online transactions.
The new signs came after Police Chief Pete Sormaz left the station building on a midsummer day in 2020 when someone asked him if he could watch a pair of shoes sell.
“It was just one of those things. When I was walking in the parking lot, he was selling an item he had and I was standing by and he was fine,” Sormaz told the Times.
Sormaz said he also noticed people selling and testing bicycles near the Pennsy Greenway Trail Head behind the police.
Then he thought: “Oh, we need a place.”
âOur basic idea was that we would see so much activity and then every now and then, ‘Hey, I met this guy. I don’t want him to come to my house, what should I do? ‘âSaid Sormaz.
“We want a secure environment for Internet exchange on all platforms, there are numerous such as Facebook Marketplace.”
The new signs were put up on September 2nd and are in the Police Department parking lot in front of the entrance to Schererville Town Court at 25 E. Joliet St.
The green and white signs read âMEETUP SPOT. Internet Purchase Exchange Location “.