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Community Oriented Policing plays an important and vital role in reducing crime. Therefore, the Monroe Police Department instituted the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) to improve communication and to obtain citizen input and support throughout the Village of Monroe. Attendees of the CPA will be given an opportunity to learn first-hand about the inner workings of the Monroe Police Department and will obtain a better understanding of our mission, practices and operations.



One of the goals of the Citizen Police Academy, of course, is to help the residents of Monroe to better understand how policing is conducted in their community. It is hoped that all graduates of the Citizen Academy will get to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and learn how and why they make the decisions they do while performing their duty.   It is our hope that the graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to the crime issues that are affecting our community. Graduates will gain knowledge that they can implement to enhance the quality of life in their respective neighborhoods.



The Monroe Police Department will consider applicants who reside or own a business in the Village of Monroe or reside in the Town of Monroe.  Individuals must be at least 21 years old and have no felony arrests.  Misdemeanor or Violation arrests will be considered, however, the Monroe Police Department reserves the right to decline any applicant based on their arrest record or negative contact with the police.  Village residents will be given preference.



  • Department Operations, Command Structure
  • Community Policing
  • Dispatch and 911
  • Laws
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Sex Offender Management
  • Court System
  • Domestic Violence
  • Use of Force
  • K-9
  • Firearms Safety
  • Firearms Simulator Course (Shoot, Don't Shoot Practical Exercises)
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Traffic Stops, DWI and Drug Investigations
  • EMT Program
  • Ride Along