“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
~ Eugene.Ellis, 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.
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.