Monroe Police Department

  • Agency: Monroe Police Department
  • Address: 218 E Franklin St, Monroe, 28111 NC
  • Chief: Debra C Duncan (Chief of Police)
Phone: 704-282-4700
Fax: 704-282-4720

Monroe Police Department is located at 218 E Franklin St, Monroe, 28111 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Debra C Duncan. The Monroe Police Department phone number is 704-282-4700.

Monroe Police Department News

Press Release Matthews, N.C. Man Sentenced To 16 ½ Years For His Role In Union County Drug Trafficking Conspiracy CHARLOTTE, N.C. – United States Attorney R. Andrew Murray announced today that a Matthews, N.C. man was sentenced to 198 months in prison and five years of supervised release for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Nestor Javier Martin Fernandez, 37, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. According to filed court documents and court proceedings, on November 12, 2017, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle Fernandez was driving and arrested Fernandez on outstanding warrants. Over the course of the traffic stop, law enforcement recovered from Fernandez’s vehicle more than 2 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine, and two firearms. In making today’s announcement, U.S. Attorney Murray thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Monroe Police Department, and the Union County Sheriff’s Office for their investigation of the case.

The Monroe Police Department would like to recognize the Union County Community Arts Council for a fantastic event at Rolling Hills. Although the food and fellowship were awesome, nothing can top seeing Chris Platé in his purple evening jacket and orange bow tie dance the morning away.

On March 16, 2018 Lt. Bobby Manus graduated from the FBI National Academy Session 271 in Quantico, Virginia. The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide. Congratulations LT!!!

Tunis and Georganne Selby have been arrested and charged with Felony Conversion and Obtaining Property by False Pretense in connection with the Monroe Monument incidents. At this time we have a total of 34 victims with a loss of over $61,000. Both received $50,000 bonds.

Found these two on Hwy 74 between Concord Ave. and Skyway Dr. The female appears to have just recently had puppies. Please contact us at 704-282-4700 if you know who they belong to so we can get them back to their owner.

Bridge Inspection to Affect Traffic at U.S. 74/Concord Avenue in Monroe CHARLOTTE – N.C. Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews will inspect the bridge taking Concord Avenue over U.S. 74 in Monroe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. To safely perform the inspection, the ramp from U.S. 74 East to Concord Avenue will be closed, as will the ramp from Concord Avenue to U.S. 74 East, and the two right lanes on U.S. 74 East. Motorists are encouraged to use Secrest Shortcut Road as an alternate route. Please try to take an alternate route or allow extra time if you are traveling in that area this Wednesday. For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Your room is now available. Monroe Police, with the assistance of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, arrested two Charlotte men on charges of breaking into motor vehicles at Monroe hotels. Jornell Bess (10/26/1994) and Jeffery Alonzo Taylor (09/01/1991) both of Charlotte, have been arrested and charged with motor vehicle break-ins that occurred between July 21, 2017 and January 18, 2018 at the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn located in Monroe. Jornell Bess is in the Union County Jail under a $150,000 bond. Jeffery Taylor is in custody in Mecklenburg County on additional federal charges and will be served with the warrants from Monroe now that Bess has been charged. Jornell Bess charges include: Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles, 18 counts; Injury to Personal Property, 17 counts; Misdemeanor Larceny, 7 counts; Felony Larceny, 1 count; Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, 17 counts; Larceny of a Firearm, 1 count; and Possession of a Firearm by Felon, 1 count. Jeffery Taylor charges include: Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles, 28 counts; Injury to Personal Property, 27 counts; Misdemeanor Larceny, 11 counts; Felony Larceny, 2 counts; Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, 28 counts; Larceny of a Firearm, 4 counts; Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, 2 counts; and Possession of a Firearm by Felon, 4 counts. Both have a Union County District Court date of April 11, 2018.

Officers Cole and Helms both received the Commissioner's Award for Heroism by the Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey and the North Carolina Chief State Fire Marshal Brian Taylor of the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal for their act of bravery on December 26th, 2017. Congratulations guys, GREAT JOB!

*** Update 3/6/18 @ 11:10 am*** Thanks to the many calls and messages we received from the public this morning we have been able to identify the suspect. We will update with further information when we can. Thank you!! On 02/23/2018, the suspect (pictured) used a stolen debit card to make purchases at the Walmart and Hwy 74 Discount Tobacco in Monroe. The suspect got into a silver in color Hyundai Santa Fe (pictured) and left the scene. If you know the identity of this offender, please contact Detective Purser at 704-282-4717 or Information leading to an arrest may result in a reward from the Union County Crime Stoppers.

Gotta love the new guys!!! Nip it in the bud Officer Baucom!!

Due to the overwhelming response here are a few more pictures from the Have-A-Heart Mr. Police Sweetheart Womanless Beauty Pageant.

Congratulations to the winners of the Have-A-Heart Mr. Police Sweetheart Womanless Beauty Pageant: Mr. Police Sweetheart - Jake Forbis (Monroe PD) People’s Princess (crowd vote) - Jake Forbis (Monroe PD) Miss Congeniality (contestant’s vote) - Jake Forbis (Monroe PD) 1st runner up - Dakota Martinez (Monroe PD) 2nd runner up - Kevin Eiss (Statesville PD) A huge shout out to everyone who made this event a smashing success and a special thanks to the officers who were willing to be a part of such a great fundraiser.

The special needs bowling league at Fox’s Alley started back up this past Sunday and we had a bigger turn out than ever before. The league is every Sunday at 2 pm and runs for 12 weeks. Friends and family are welcome to bowl with the league bowlers as well. Anyone with questions can contact Officer Johnathan Williams at

Stopped by First Presbyterian Church to help wish Jack a Happy 4th Birthday. Keep smiling big Jack!

This past Tuesday night Union Academy unveiled their latest basketball secret weapon, Officer Jacob "Half-Court" Forbis. Unfortunately, Half-Court Forbis was released from contract before the second half started.

NEWS RELEASE January 30, 2018 For Immediate Release Restaurant Burglars Arrested During September and October 2017, several restaurants in Union County were burglarized after hours by suspects using large rocks or bricks to break the glass and gain entry. The suspects entered the businesses and quickly removed cash and sometimes cash drawers from registers before fleeing in a dark colored SUV. Multiple Union County restaurants in Indian Trail, Wesley Chapel, Stallings and Monroe were targeted by these suspects, resulting in a joint investigative effort by the Monroe Police Department and the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Other agencies, including CMPD and the Bessemer City Police Department have assisted in the investigation. Three Charlotte teenagers have been arrested in connection with this string of restaurant burglaries. Zion Deandre Kirkpatrick, age 17, of Charlotte, Nathaniel Desean Nicholes, age 17 of Charlotte and Malus Bey of Charlotte, age 17 are facing numerous charges associated with these incidents. Earlier this month, Monroe Police detectives arrested Kirkpatrick for breaking into various businesses within Monroe and stealing cash and cash registers. Working alongside Union County Sheriff’s detectives, investigators identified Nathaniel Nicholes as being at least one of his accomplices in many of the incidents. Detectives connected the pair to the Milton Road Gang from Charlotte and suspect other members of this gang may be involved. The investigation is ongoing but thus far, Kirkpatrick, Nicholes and Bey face numerous counts of Felony Breaking and Entering, Larceny after Breaking and Entering, Felony Conspiracy and Multiple Counts of Injury to Personal Property. Detectives with the Monroe Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Office have filed numerous charges against the suspects for restaurant burglaries occurring in their jurisdictions. Citizens with information concerning criminal activity are encouraged to call: Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700 Or Union County Crimestoppers at 704-283-5600

Congratulations to Shawn Parler on her promotion to Sergeant and Shannon Huntley on her promotion to Lieutenant. Congratulations and BE SAFE!

Congratulations to Joe Malone, Sawyer Baucom and Shelby Helms who were all sworn in today as new officers. Malone will be assigned for training with B-Squad, Baucom will be assigned to C-Squad and Helms will be assigned to A-Squad. Congratulations guys an BE SAFE!

On 01/02/2018, the suspect pictured below stole a trailer from American Store and Lock. The vehicle is a Dodge Ram, with gold front fenders and passenger door. The rest of the truck is blue. The suspect appears to be a middle aged white male. If anyone can identify him please contact Det. Craig at 704-282-4737.

On 12/16/2017, the suspect (pictured) entered a vehicle at the 7-11, 1828 N. Charlotte Ave., and took a purse. The suspect got into the dark in color sedan (pictured) and left the scene. If you know the identity of this offender, please contact Detective Helms at 704-282-4720. Information leading to an arrest may result in a reward from Union County Crime Stoppers.

Today we honor the life of York County Sheriff’s Office Detective Michael Doty. Please keep his family, blood and blue, in your thoughts and prayers.

Don't forget your BBQ.