BSO Becomes a Safe Haven Between Craigslist Buyers and Sellers

The Broward Sheriff Office District 7 Offices in Tamarac

The Broward Sheriff Office District 7 Offices in Tamarac

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Residents that would like to buy or sell items on Craigslist but are too afraid to meet strangers can now utilize the facilities of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Tamarac District where they can conduct their transactions in a safe environment.

“If you’re selling an item, you can become an easy victim of a transaction,” said Detective Sgt. Rich Rossman who has been with BSO for 19 years and has been educating local HOA’s about safety. “If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it,” he warns. “If the hair on your neck stands up – let it go.”

He recommends that buyers and sellers utilize the parking lot or lobby of the Tamarac BSO location where their transaction can be completed safely and monitored with surveillance cameras inside or out.

The lobby area is open from 7 a.m to 10 p.m. for those that want to come inside, but Rossman says they aren’t going to facilitate the transaction between two people. “We aren’t going to get involved or write a report. This is a community outreach program.”

The Tamarac BSO Office is located at 7515 Pine Island Road Tamarac, FL 33321.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.


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  • Gina

    First off, I want to thank BSO for all the great work they do in our community and all of our wonderful detectives. Secondly, thanks for opening up your station to allow people to meet buyers & sellers because this is what it’s all about! Safety and protection of our residents. Thanks BSO and Thanks Tamarac Talk for letting us know.