In order to provide residents with a safe location for private party transactions, including online purchases and for child custody transfers, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has created a “Safe Exchange Zone”. The Safe Exchange Zone, located adjacent to our main office at 316 W Main St., is a well-lit area, under 24-hour video surveillance (24-hour monitoring of the Safe Exchange Zone is conducted by the Sheriff’s Office via live video surveillance of the area; a uniformed deputy will not be physically present at the parking spaces for transactions).
The Safe Exchange Zone is designed to offer a safe alternative to meeting a stranger in their home or at an unfamiliar location. This area is not a drop off where parents can leave children for a later pick-up time for child custody exchanges. All exchanges must be person-to-person.