You may contact the Police by coming to the Police Station located across from the City Hall building at 300 North Main Street in Monroe City, Missouri, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may also call the Police Department at (573) 735-4431. If no answer, call (573) 735-4411. The 911 emergency dispatcher in Paris, Missouri will answer. You may request that they radio the Police Officer on duty if you need assistance. If you have a critical situation in which the Police Department or other Emergency Service Personnel are needed immediately, call 911.
During the latter part of 2012, the Monroe City Police Department took steps to increase drug enforcement in Monroe City. The City invested in a dog that was specially trained to detect drugs. An officer was trained to be the handler of this dog. The dog is a black German Shepherd and named Oscar. His handler is Sergeant John Albright. With the implementation of this program, there have numerous arrests and convictions for drug possession in Monroe City. Other Police Departments regularly request the services of Sergeant John Albright and Oscar.
D.A.R.E. is the acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Sergeant Linda Greening of the Monroe City Police Department is certified D.A.R.E. Officer who teaches the core program for the fifth grade. The program lasts 17 weeks and is taught throughout the school year. Students are taught the effects of using drugs including alcohol, tobacco and other illegal drugs. This program instills in its students the confidence to stand up to peer pressure and resist the use of drugs.