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Public safety is one of my Administration’s key focus areas. We have created this website with you in mind, to keep you informed and better connected with Your MPD.~ Mayor Jamie Mayo


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.

Core Values

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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arrests

4

 Response Time (min)

1730

 Business Patrols

50

 Community Service Hours

30

 City Events

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Heroes in Blue

We pay tribute to MPD personnel. Below are profiles of honored officers currently serving and those 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
  • Currently Serving

    Detective Kwasic Heckard K9 Officer: Detective Kwasic Heckard became a member of the Monroe Police Department in April of 2009. Before he became a police officer, he served in the US. Marines.  Detective Heckard has worked three years in patrol and two years in the K-9 unit. When he came to the Monroe Police Department, one of his goals was to become a K-9 handler. Detective Heckard’s hard work didn’t go unnoticed, and he was partnered with Canine “Ducko”. Ducko is a from a breed known as a Belgium Malinois.  Detective Heckard continues to excel. He is also a member of the SWAT team, where he has served in that capacity for the past three years.

    Currently Serving
  • Currently Serving

    Sargent Charles Johnson Bomb Tech: In February of 1996 Sgt. Johnson took a full time position with the Police Department.

    Through his 19 year career Sgt. Johnson has been afforded opportunities by the Administration to serve the citizens of Monroe in specialized divisions such as EOD, SWAT, and DIVE Teams. Sgt. Johnson says he takes great pride in the responsibility MPD places in him. “Knowing that I am one of the officers that will be called upon in the most critical of times to protect or save lives means a lot to me. This is what drives me to be the best officer I can to provide the services and protection for the community”.

    Currently Serving
  • 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
  • Currently Serving

    Sgt. Albert Edmiston: Sgt. Albert Edmiston has been with the Monroe Police Department for 22 years. His faithful dedication to the police department has brought about an array of positions including Jailer, Patrol Officer, Jump Team, Crime Stoppers Detective, Pawnshop Detective, Sniper Team, SWAT Team, MET Team Supervisor, Day Shift Supervisor, Night Shift Supervisor. Because of his family roots, he chose a career in law enforcement to continue family tradition. If it were not for the love of the police force, you would probably find Sgt. Edmiston amongst a team of professional divers. It is always difficult when dealing with families going through rough times but with Sgt. Edmiston’s unwavering need to see positive results, he stops at nothing to deliver joyful endings.

    Currently Serving
  • Currently Serving

    The Patrol Division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the Monroe Police Department and Patrolman Robert Foley is a team leader within his department. When he became a member of the Monroe Police Department 5 years ago, he wanted to make a difference in the community. Patrolman Foley chose a career in law enforcement because of his strong desire to help people all while understanding the value of being a first responder by proactively preventing and deterring crimes with his presence. He is truly motivated by making a difference in the community and is rewarded by providing service to all citizens.

    Currently Serving
  • 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
  • Currently Serving

    Detective Kwasic Heckard K9 Officer: Detective Kwasic Heckard became a member of the Monroe Police Department in April of 2009. Before he became a police officer, he served in the US. Marines.  Detective Heckard has worked three years in patrol and two years in the K-9 unit. When he came to the Monroe Police Department, one of his goals was to become a K-9 handler. Detective Heckard’s hard work didn’t go unnoticed, and he was partnered with Canine “Ducko”. Ducko is a from a breed known as a Belgium Malinois.  Detective Heckard continues to excel. He is also a member of the SWAT team, where he has served in that capacity for the past three years.

    Currently Serving
  • Currently Serving

    Sargent Charles Johnson Bomb Tech: In February of 1996 Sgt. Johnson took a full time position with the Police Department.

    Through his 19 year career Sgt. Johnson has been afforded opportunities by the Administration to serve the citizens of Monroe in specialized divisions such as EOD, SWAT, and DIVE Teams. Sgt. Johnson says he takes great pride in the responsibility MPD places in him. “Knowing that I am one of the officers that will be called upon in the most critical of times to protect or save lives means a lot to me. This is what drives me to be the best officer I can to provide the services and protection for the community”.

    Currently Serving
  • 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
  • Currently Serving

    Sgt. Albert Edmiston: Sgt. Albert Edmiston has been with the Monroe Police Department for 22 years. His faithful dedication to the police department has brought about an array of positions including Jailer, Patrol Officer, Jump Team, Crime Stoppers Detective, Pawnshop Detective, Sniper Team, SWAT Team, MET Team Supervisor, Day Shift Supervisor, Night Shift Supervisor. Because of his family roots, he chose a career in law enforcement to continue family tradition. If it were not for the love of the police force, you would probably find Sgt. Edmiston amongst a team of professional divers. It is always difficult when dealing with families going through rough times but with Sgt. Edmiston’s unwavering need to see positive results, he stops at nothing to deliver joyful endings.

    Currently Serving
  • Currently Serving

    The Patrol Division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the Monroe Police Department and Patrolman Robert Foley is a team leader within his department. When he became a member of the Monroe Police Department 5 years ago, he wanted to make a difference in the community. Patrolman Foley chose a career in law enforcement because of his strong desire to help people all while understanding the value of being a first responder by proactively preventing and deterring crimes with his presence. He is truly motivated by making a difference in the community and is rewarded by providing service to all citizens.

    Currently Serving

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