CITY OF MONROE, LA
The Patrol Bureau is the largest division in the police department. This bureau is comprised of uniformed patrolman and multiple units that assist the patrol during their tour of duty. Those units are Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, and Dive Unit.
The Patrol Bureau is the backbone of the police department and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s comprised of four 12-hour shifts. Patrol handles all calls for service and proactively patrols the city to deter criminal activity and ensure the overall safety of our residence and its visitors.
The Traffic Division is part of the Patrol Bureau and handles majority of vehicle traffic accidents. The Traffic Division is responsible handling major accident investigations as well as traffic enforcement throughout the city.
The K-9 Unit provides support to our patrol division, as well as surrounding departments in need of their services. Each canine is specially trained and certified in the detection of narcotics and patrol (tracking, evidence recovery, etc.). Along with their handler, they must re-certify annually to ensure proper technique, obedience, and performance.
The Dive Team is comprised of certified Public Safety Divers. The unit conducts black water search and recovery operations when activated. They also assist smaller surrounding agencies with search and recovery efforts. They maintain certification to ensure safety and proper technique while diving.
Uniform Patrol Bureau
Major Roderick Jackson
Day Watch Commander
Captain Vince Brown