City of Monroe

Firefighter Recruits Graduating

Nov 15, 2017
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The City of Monroe is pleased to announce our 12th Fire Academy Recruit Graduation. This class is called the Bravehearts. The graduation ceremony will take place 6 pm Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Monroe Public Safety Center, located at 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Monroe, LA 71202. The guest speaker is retired Fire Chief Jimmie Bryant. 


ULM will announce today an agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and a Shreveport company to license an olive oil-based nutraceutical developed by a professor in the School of Pharmacy. 
ULM has entered into an agreement with Segue Science Management as the result of research and development by Khalid El Sayed, Ph.D. of the School of Pharmacy.

Since 2009, El Sayed has worked to develop an olive oil-based food supplement to help prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. His work is so promising that patents have already been filed.

City of Monroe September 11th Memorial Ceremony

Sep 8, 2017
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Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council Members, Fire Chief Terry Williams, and Interim Police Chief Eugene Ellis invite you to join them for the 16th Anniversary memorial ceremony commemorating the events of September 11, 2001.

Guest Speaker is Pastor Vance Price from St. James Baptist Church in Monroe, LA.
The program will take place at Monroe Public Safety Center, located at 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. On Monday, September 11 and will start at 8:30. 

Residents Urged to Prepare for Potential Heavy Rainfall related to Tropical Depression Harvey

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join officials with Ouachita Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to urge residents of Monroe and all of Ouachita Parish to prepare for potential heavy rainfall related to Tropical Depression Harvey, which is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.


Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has named Major Eugene Ellis to the position of police chief. Ellis is a 31-year veteran of the Monroe Police Department.  He will replace outgoing Monroe Police Chief Dr. Quentin Holmes, who recently announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2017.

Major Ellis is a 31 year veteran of the department. He began his career in Monroe as a patrolman and held positions in narcotics, intelligence, administration and internal affairs. 

A new police chief will be hired in the next four to six months using the following plan:

20th Red Cross Bash Takes Flight

Apr 13, 2017

Saturday April 29th, the Northeast American Red Cross will celebrate its 100th anniversary with its 20th annual Red Cross Bash. This event will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at The Monroe Regional Airport Hangar 9.

Spring Cleaning for the Community

Mar 14, 2017

Ouachita Green is always in the business of keeping Ouachita Parish clean. This weekend, in affiliation with Keep America Beautiful, they are promoting the Great American Clean Up. Saturday, March 18th, community members are invited to help clean up the community from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Campbell /

Police in the northeast Louisiana city of Monroe say an afternoon train derailment led to the rerouting of rush-hour traffic and a precautionary evacuation of buildings within a block of the site.


Police Detective Reggie Brown says no injuries were reported in the accident, which happened around 2 p.m. Thursday. Five cars were involved.


Brown says the cars remained upright and none of the train cars leaked, but an evacuation was ordered because they held hazardous materials. The News-Star reported the chemical was nitropropane, a toxic solvent.

Own Your Own Health

Jan 23, 2017

Communities all over the United States are standing up to obesity through the Own your Own Health Challenge. The Own Your Own Health Challenge allows groups and individuals to log their steps for the day.

Louisiana has the highest obesity rate in the nation at over 36 percent. Monroe Governor, Jamie Mayo, has taken notice to this fact by adding 'promoting healthy lifestyles' to his 60 for 60 project list. 

Holiday Closures

Nov 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures & Garbage Schedule

All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community (Recreation) Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Monroe Transit WILL BE CLOSED Thursday, November 24; and, WILL BE OPEN on Friday, November 25.  

Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo WILL BE CLOSED Thursday, November 24; and, WILL BE OPEN on Friday, November 25.