Schererville Police Unveil Meeting Points For Internet Shopping | Local News
SCHERERVILLE – The Schererville Police Department has unveiled two Internet exchange points for buyers making online transactions.
The new signs were installed after Police Chief Pete Sormaz walked out of the station on a summer day in 2020 when someone asked him if he could stand while he sold a pair of shoes.
“It was just one of those things. As I walked into the parking lot, he was selling an item he had, and I was standing next to it, and he was feeling comfortable,” Sormaz told The Times.
Sormaz said he also noticed people selling and testing bikes near the Pennsy Greenway trail behind the police department.
That’s when he thought, “Oh, we need a place.”
“Our basic idea was that we would see so much activity, and then every once in a while we get a, ‘Hey, I met this guy. I don’t want him to come to my house, what should I do? “” Sormaz said.
“We want a safe environment for Internet trading on all platforms, there are many such as Facebook Marketplace.”
The new signs were installed on September 2 and are located in the police department parking lot outside the entrance to the Schererville municipal court, at 25, rue E. Joliet.
The green and white signs indicate “MEETING POINT. Internet Purchase Redemption Site ”.