Monroe District (MOD)
- P.O. Box 1511
- State Office Building
- 122 Saint John St., 5th Floor
- Monroe, LA 71201
District Administrator: Joel Mekus
Regular office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday- Friday)
From Columbia (Caldwell Parish) South directions
Start out North on US-165/ LA-4 toward Church Street. Continue to follow US-165 North. Merge onto I-20 W toward Shreveport. Take US-165-BR/ LA-15 exit- Exit 117C toward Civic Center. Turn Right onto US-165 BR N/ Civic Center Blvd./ LA-15 N/ Winnsboro Rd. Continue to follow US-165 BR N/ LA-15 N/ Winnsboro Rd. Turn Left onto Desiard Street. Turn Left onto St. John Street.
From Ruston (Lincoln Parish) West directions
Start out North on S Bonner St toward E California Ave/ LA-146. Turn left onto E California Ave/ LA-146. Turn right onto US-167 N/ US-80 E/ S Vienna St/ LA-146 N. Continue to follow US-167 N/ S Vienna St./ LA-146 N. Turn right onto S Service Road. Merge onto I-20 E. Take Jackson St. exit- Exit 116B toward US-165 Bus/ LA-15/ Civic Center. Take Jackson St. ramp. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Turn slight left onto Jackson St. Turn left onto Harrison St. Turn left onto St. John St.
From Bastrop (Morehouse Parish) North directions
Start out North on Thibodeaux Rd. toward LA-3051/ Grabault Rd. Turn left onto LA-3051/ Grabault Rd. Turn slight left onto Mer Rouge Hwy/ US-165/ Mer Rouge Rd./ LA-2. Continue to follow US-165 S. Merge onto I-20 W toward Shreveport. Take the US-165-BR/ LA-15 exit- exit 117C toward Civic Center. Turn right onto US-165 BR N/ Civic Center Blvd/ LA-15 N/ Winnsboro Rd. Continue to follow US-165 BR N/ LA-15 N/ Winnsboro Rd. Turn left onto Desiard St. Turn left onto St. John St.
MOD’s staff includes 37 agents, 6 supervisors and 10 support staff.
The Monroe District supervises approximately 4,900 offenders. Officers utilize the Global Positioning Satellite System (GPS) to track sex offenders and a telephone voice recognition system to track DWI and other high profile cases.
Special Community Projects
The Monroe District Office routinely assists local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Office also responds to local and statewide emergencies and disasters.
Monroe District participates in the Louisiana Law Enforcement Special Olympics. We work closely with other law enforcement agencies in the area with various fundraising projects such as Track and Field Activies, bowling and the actual Torch Run.
We have organized a group we refer to as PPACS (Probation and Parole and Community Service), which we utilize to assist in community efforts. We have provided bingo parties, fish fries and other activities for residents of the Louisiana War Veterans Home. Probation and Parole Officers provide money and gifts as well as their time to assist with the projects that PPACS is involved in.
Each year Monroe District collects money and toys to assist with the toy drive that is sponsored each Christmas by local law enforcement agencies. Officers from Monroe District donate money to buy supplies to have teddy bears made and given to children of Probationers and Parolees for Christmas.
We have established a food and clothing bank here in our office to assist those in need. We have Officers and members of the community that contribute money and we utilize it to help with bus tickets, food, and other needs.
Other community projects that we participate in are the March of Dimes, Men’s Warehouse Suit Drive and LifeShare Blood drives.
MOD agents and staff work diligently on Reentry initiatives, particularly on partnerships with the local OUT4LIFE coalition and other community service providers. We currently have a partnership with University of Louisiana -Monroe Marriage and Family Therapy Program to make counseling services available to Probationers/Parolees free of charge. We work with community programs such as First West to hold forums and make the public aware of community problems and needs of individuals in the community with collaboration to assist with such problems.