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KEDM held an open community forum on Crime Prevention on Monday, Feburary 25.

The discussion was held at 2Dudes Brew & Que, 436 DeSiard Street in Monroe. The expert panel of police and community members answered questions and talked about  problems and solutions with those attending. Topics ranged from the goals of community policing, to social media, to practical steps citizens can take to prevent crime.

The conversation aired on 90.3 KEDM on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. 

West Monroe Police

The West Monroe Police Department is pleased to announce that Retired Police, Major James Keys will serve as the WMPD’s new Community Services Coordinator. Retired Major Keys replaced Stan Hayden who served in that position for many years before retiring.

Major Keys retired six years ago from the West Monroe Police Department where he served for 30 years. He supervised the first Street Crimes Unit and was a former SWAT Commander.

“He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I am looking forward to working with him again,” said West Monroe Police Chief Jeff Terrell.


The West Monroe Police Department joins the National “Click-It or Ticket” Campaign for the Month of May 2017. The campaign which is being funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission will focus on sobriety and occupant protection laws every Monday through Friday in the month of May. 


The checkpoints will be conducted as follows:


• Thursday, April 27, 2017: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Occupant Protection)

• Friday, May 5, 2017:7:00 pm to 1:00 am (Sobriety and Occupant Protection)

Jay Curtis / KEDM

  On Tuesday, April 14th, 90.3 KEDM Public Radio hosts “Policy And A Pint” at Avocado’s Restaurant in Monroe.

The discussion topic is Race Relations and Law Enforcement.  The public is encouraged to participate with questions and comments during the conversation.

KEDM News Director Bob Lenox moderates the event.  A panel of experts includes Dr. Robert Hanser, Criminal Justice Department Head at the University of Louisiana at Monroe; Michael Abrams, a member of the advocacy group, Innovative Leaders of Tomorrow; and Det. Ray Spoon, West Monroe Police Department.