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Monique Holt, May 2021

Monique Holt

Lieutenant Monique Holt started her career with the Monroe Police Department in 2003.  During her career, she has worked in the Patrol Division, Community Service Team, and Mobile Field Force Team.

In 2006, she started teaching the GREAT Program (Gang Resistance Education and Training) and, in 2008, the DARE Program (Drug Awareness Resistance and Education).   These programs educate elementary and middle school students with decision-making skills and dealing with conflicts.  Additionally, it helps build a positive relationship between the local schools and communities that the police department serves.  From this experience, she decided to become a Certified School Resource Officer (SRO) in 2011 for Union County Public Schools.

Initially, she started as an elementary SRO before moving up to the middle school level.  While in this role, she received several awards and recognitions.  During the 2013-14 school year, she was named “SRO of the Year” for Union County Public Schools, then later Union County “Officer of the Year” in 2015.  She holds an elite Advanced SRO certificate from the North Carolina Justice Academy, as well as the Intermediate and Advanced Law Enforcement certificate.

After working in the school system as an SRO for 13 years, she was promoted to Sergeant's position. She served as the supervisor for the current School Resource Officers in Union County Public Schools. In 2020 she was promoted to Lieutenant Holt over community service. Lt. Holt is also a member of the Union County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Board, Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, and a member of the UCPS Safety Committee and many others.

Lieutenant Holt holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently enrolled at Liberty University seeking a Master's degree.