SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE SIGNSMITHS STATION, AL – Residents of Smiths Station now have a local, designated spot to conduct transactions with strangers or make a child custody exchange. “There are always risks during the exchange of on-line transactions; said Mayor F. L. “Bubba Copeland. “Meeting in a safe environment with 24-hour surveillance can reduce these risks,” he said. The Safe Exchange Zone is located at 2336 Lee Road 430 in the Smiths Station Government Center parking lot The designated parking space is available to anyone in the Smiths Station Community and is effective immediately .