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Major Eugene Ellis Named Interim Police Chief

Interim Chief Eugene Ellis

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has named Major Eugene Ellis to the position of police chief. Ellis is a 31-year veteran of the Monroe Police Department.  He will replace outgoing Monroe Police Chief Dr. Quentin Holmes, who recently announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2017.

Major Ellis is a 31 year veteran of the department. He began his career in Monroe as a patrolman and held positions in narcotics, intelligence, administration and internal affairs. 

A new police chief will be hired in the next four to six months using the following plan:

  1. Mayor Mayo will make an official request to the local Civil Service Board to place on their next meeting agenda (August 15) a measure to approve the call for a Chief’s Exam.
  2. A new exam will be created.
  3. A date will be set for the exam to be administered, and public notice will be made.
  4. Once the exam scores are reviewed – a list of qualified candidates will be selected for interviews.
  5. Mayor Mayo will select a new Chief of Police.
  6. The new Chief of Police will go before the Monroe City Council for final confirmation.
Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.