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Mayo Desk Shot1“Our police officers put their lives on the line for us every day. For that alone, they should be commended. Under the leadership of Chief Quentin Holmes, the men and women of the Monroe Police Department are reaching new levels of public service through civic engagement, training, technology, community service, enhanced equipment, and overall law enforcement. These outstanding men and women are around the city, around the clock to protect and serve the people of Monroe.”

~ Mayor Jamie Mayo

Chief Holmes (1)
On behalf of the men and women of the Monroe Police Department, I want to welcome you to our awarding winning website. We have created this website as part of our continuing effort to serve our community. In 2015 the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences recognized our website as one of the best government websites in the world and we were listed as an official Webby Honoree.
 You may contact me through my office at (318) 329-2641, our departmental app at MyPD, or by e-mail at quentin.holmes@ci.monroe.la.us.

~ Quentin D. Holmes, Sr. Chief of Police

The City of Monroe, Louisiana, is the parish seat in Ouachita Parish and has a population of approximately 50,000 citizens. Monroe, the largest city in northeast Louisiana and 8th largest in the state, is located 99 miles east of Shreveport, Louisiana along the Interstate 20 corridor. Two major thoroughfares, Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 165, intersect in Monroe and the city is geographically located within a 4-hour drive from Dallas, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana.

The police department Administration Office is located at 1810-B Martin L. King Drive in the City of Monroe Public Safety Center. The department employs, when fully staffed, 152 sworn officers and 48 support employees. The career opportunities at MPD include Patrol, Investigations, Narcotics, K-9 Unit, Dive Team, SWAT, Bomb Technicians, Street Crimes Unit, Communications Officer, Jailer/Booking Officer, Evidence Officer and Record Clerk among others. Our commitment to you is to preserve peace and public order, prevent and detect crime, apprehend offenders, and protect persons and property under the laws of the State of Louisiana and the ordinances of the City of Monroe.


Our Mission Statement to Monroe

The Monroe Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality police service to those who live and work in the City of Monroe. We work in collaboration with the community and strive to maintain the utmost level of public safety with the goal of maintaining the quality of life expected within the City of Monroe. We provide our service with a commitment to cultivating the public trust by respecting individual rights and striving to be fair, just and responsive to the needs and feelings of our community.

Vision Statement

The Monroe Police Department will be on the forefront of the law enforcement profession by employing the most effective and efficient methods in providing quality police services. Members of the Monroe Police Department will be leaders in initiating and maintaining positive relationships with neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and other members of our community. These community bonds will form a medium where public safety concerns can be anticipated and addressed.

Service We provide quality, professional service to every citizen we contact. Responsiveness We are here to respond to the needs of our community. In doing so, we will assure that we are responsive to all requests for our service. Integrity The integrity of the Monroe Police Department is reflective of each member of our organization and we must be mindful of this responsibility at all times. Safety Our goal is to ensure that the community is safe for all those who live and work in the City of Monroe as well as all those who visit and travel through our City. Professionalism We will provide quality, professional Service while being Responsive to the needs of our community. We will do this with Integrity and assure that all citizens have a sense of Safety. In doing so we will be recognized as the Professional organization we strive to be.

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Heroes in Blue

We pay tribute to MPD personnel. Below are profiles of honored officers who have passed away.

  • MPD In Memoriam

    Corporal Bert Morales Police Corporal February 11, 1960 – August 27, 1999 Employed on March 6, 1983 as a Police Officer, Corporal Morales had assignments in Patrol Division, Professional Standards and Intelligence Unit. He was a fine and outstanding officer, who always went the extra mile to help his fellow man. In 1988, he was nominated as LA Bankers Association Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He was selected by his peers as Officer of the Year in 1989 and the same year was nominated as LA Peace Officers Association Officer of the Year. Bert died from a sudden illness on August 27, 1999.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Carol Tarver Secretary to Assistant Chief January 27, 1959 – May 10, 2005 Carol was employed with the Monroe Police Department on June 25, 1979 as a Departmental Records Clerk. She served over 26 years, with the last ten years as Secretary to the Assistant Chief. Carol received numerous commendations for her acts of kindness and concerns for her co-workers and citizens alike. She was a member and past president of the LA Association to Secretaries to Chiefs of Police. There was a deep love and respect for Carol, because she was such an important and knowledgeable member of this Department. She is truly missed as our friend. Carol died after a sudden illness.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Brian Putman Police Corporal March 27, 1974 – April 15, 2006 Employed April 22, 1996 as a Police Officer, Brian served the citizens of Monroe as a Patrol Officer and a K-9 Handler. Cpl. Putman received several commendations for his dedication to the department. Cpl. Putman died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while off duty.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Cheryl Sears Communications Officer February 4, 1956 – August 24, 2010 Employed on May 26, 1991 as a Communications Officer, during her tour of duty Cheryl was commended several times for her calm and professional manner of handling emergency calls. She was a very dedicated Dispatcher, who was diligent in her duties to make sure “her children”, as she affectionately called the officers, made it home safely after each shift. She was selected by her fellow employees as recipient of the Employee Appreciation Award in 1995, 1998 and 1999. Cheryl died after a lengthy battle with cancer.  

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Corporal Bert Morales Police Corporal February 11, 1960 – August 27, 1999 Employed on March 6, 1983 as a Police Officer, Corporal Morales had assignments in Patrol Division, Professional Standards and Intelligence Unit. He was a fine and outstanding officer, who always went the extra mile to help his fellow man. In 1988, he was nominated as LA Bankers Association Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He was selected by his peers as Officer of the Year in 1989 and the same year was nominated as LA Peace Officers Association Officer of the Year. Bert died from a sudden illness on August 27, 1999.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Carol Tarver Secretary to Assistant Chief January 27, 1959 – May 10, 2005 Carol was employed with the Monroe Police Department on June 25, 1979 as a Departmental Records Clerk. She served over 26 years, with the last ten years as Secretary to the Assistant Chief. Carol received numerous commendations for her acts of kindness and concerns for her co-workers and citizens alike. She was a member and past president of the LA Association to Secretaries to Chiefs of Police. There was a deep love and respect for Carol, because she was such an important and knowledgeable member of this Department. She is truly missed as our friend. Carol died after a sudden illness.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Brian Putman Police Corporal March 27, 1974 – April 15, 2006 Employed April 22, 1996 as a Police Officer, Brian served the citizens of Monroe as a Patrol Officer and a K-9 Handler. Cpl. Putman received several commendations for his dedication to the department. Cpl. Putman died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while off duty.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Cheryl Sears Communications Officer February 4, 1956 – August 24, 2010 Employed on May 26, 1991 as a Communications Officer, during her tour of duty Cheryl was commended several times for her calm and professional manner of handling emergency calls. She was a very dedicated Dispatcher, who was diligent in her duties to make sure “her children”, as she affectionately called the officers, made it home safely after each shift. She was selected by her fellow employees as recipient of the Employee Appreciation Award in 1995, 1998 and 1999. Cheryl died after a lengthy battle with cancer.  

    MPD In Memoriam

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