Le Village home to new ‘Internet exchange zone’

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CCPS Const. Dan Cloutier.

The Internet exchange zone sign.

The Internet exchange zone sign.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Cornwall Community Police Service has created an “Internet exchange zone” in the heart of Le Village.
The exchange zone is for use by strangers meeting for internet online sales or transactions.
The idea would allow people who are buying and selling items on Internet sites like Kijiji to meet at 330 Montreal Road (commonly known as the East End Police Station) parking lot.
People would meet at the parking lot, but police won’t actually be watching the transactions in person or on camera the area would be under video surveillance with one infrared camera designated for that area.
There are two designated parking spots clearly marked with a painted perimeter and signage.
Part of the benefits would be enhance public safety for some of the transactions as the area in question where the transactions take place would be under video surveillance continuously.
“This is a great addition to Le Village and we’re pleased the Cornwall Community Police Service has made such an investment in this part of our city,” said Centretown Coordinator Todd Lihou.
The Cornwall Community Police Service is not the pioneer of the exchange zone, however CCPS recognizes such a zone would benefit the citizens of Cornwall. Kingston and Brockville along with other agencies have already created such zones that are currently in use.