Monroe District (MOD)
District Administrator: Joel A. Mekus
Regular office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday- Friday)
From Monroe/West Monroe: Head towards I-20/LA Hwy 165 intersection and turn south bound onto LA Hwy 165. Turn East on Century Blvd, then left on Accent Drive. Go approximately one quarter mile, district office is located on the backside of the building, facing east.
From Bastrop (Morehouse Parish) north directions: Travel south on LA Hwy 165 into Monroe. Turn East on Century Blvd, then left on Accent Drive. Go approximately one quarter mile, district office is located on the backside of the building, facing east.
From Ruston (Lincoln Parish) west directions: Travel east on I-20, to the I-20/LA Hwy 165 intersection and turn south bound on LA Hwy 165. Turn East on Century Blvd, then left on Accent Drive. Go approximately one quarter mile, district office is located on the backside of the building, facing east.
The Monroe District Office is located on the Monroe Transit Authority’s bus route.
Monroe District currently employs approximately 51 people, including a District Administrator, Supervisors, Officers, Officer Assistants and an Office Manager.
Monroe District covers five parishes (Ouachita, Morehouse, Union, Lincoln and Caldwell) and three Judicial District Courts (3rd, 4th and 37th). Officers supervise over 5100 offenders, of which approximately 700 have been convicted of violent or aggravated crimes and 125 are sex offenders.
Monroe District also provides supervision through specialized court systems such as Drug and DWI Courts, which are made available to offenders with no prior violent or sex offense convictions and who have been convicted of drug/alcohol related offenses. Those participating in Drug Courts are involved in intensive supervision, treatment and drug screenings.
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.
We participate 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 Activities, bowling and the actual Torch Run.
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 offenders in need. We have Officers and members of the community contribute money and we utilize it to help with bus tickets, food, and other needs.
Other community projects we participate in are the March of Dimes, Relay for Life, 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.