The Monroe Police Department has created a Safe Exchange Zone outside the department’s main entrance facing Church Street. The area, marked with a sign indicating it's under video surveillance, is monitored by police security cameras 24 hours a day. Residents are encouraged to use this area for sales and purchases via sites like Craigslist, EBay, and others. If someone is not willing to come to the police department, Monroe Police also note that it;s likely not a legitimate transaction. Monroe Police suggest not going to transactions alone, making sure someone is aware of the date and time the transaction will happen, and try to complete the transaction in daylight hours. Police say people should not go into someone else’s house and do not allow them into yours.