The Monroe Police Department has created a Safe Exchange Zone. It's located outside the police department’s main entrance, which faces Church Street. The zone is marked with a sign indicating that the area is under video surveillance, monitored by police security cameras 24 hours a day. Residents are encouraged to use the area for sales and purchases via sites like Craigslist, EBay and others. Monroe Police also offered some safety reminders including completing tractions in daylight, not going into someone else's house or letting them into yours, and making sure someone knows the transaction details If someone is not willing to come to the police department to conduct a transaction, authorities say it's likely not a legitimate transaction.