Area law enforcement is continuously seeking to find ways to partner with one another and with the community to enhance the quality of our service and the quality of life for residents. Recently, the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office and Wausau Police Department collaborated and are happy to now offer the community Safe Exchange Zones in our respective parking lots. What is a “Safe Exchange Zone” you might ask? Two parking spaces adjacent to visitor parking have been signed as a Safe Exchange Zone. There you’re welcome to trade legal items, including internet sales, or conduct child custody exchanges in a safe atmosphere promoted by a well-lit, police protected, and camera-monitored environment. While law enforcement will not screen or oversee your transaction or child-exchange, we will respond if an emergency arises. Our Safe Exchange Zones are available 24 hours a day and can be used on a first come, first served basis.