The Haliburton Highlands detachment has launched an online buy and sell exchange zone at the OPP detachment in Minden in an effort to make online transactions safer for buyers and sellers.

In a July 13 press release, they said project safe trade provides two designated parking spaces in the detachment parking lot, creating a “community safe zone” in which online transactions can take place.

The detachment is located at #12598 Hwy. 35 in Minden and provides a well-lit, public space in which persons wanting to complete online sales or purchases can meet.

Creating a “community safe zone” is about moving online transactions away from secluded parking lots, personal residences or other areas and bringing them to a public place, OPP said.

A number of OPP detachments are inviting members of the public to use their OPP detachment parking lots to facilitate transactions at or with designated parking spaces. For more information visit and search project safe trade. (Lisa Gervais)