We the members of the Marion Police Department, commit to providing the safest possible environment for our community and to exhibit professionalism and community-mindedness. We pledge to reduce crime and increase our citizens’ sense of safety whenever possible. We will also provide quality services to the public, even in areas not directly related to law enforcement. We pledge to evaluate and educate ourselves constantly in order to improve and grow as individuals and as a team. We will strive to treat others as we would expect to be treated.
Programs & Services
Citizens Police Academy
The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to familiarize adults (18 +) with the operations of a police department. It includes classes on patrol procedures, criminal & civil law, use of force, and various other topics. There are also hands-on activities for those choosing to participate. At the end of the session, participants have the option to ride with a patrol officer, job shadow a detective, or observe in dispatch.
The Youth Academy program (kids age 12 – 15) provides kids firsthand knowledge of police policies and procedures. Kids participate in various team building and police activities throughout the week. It allows officers the opportunity to build positive relationships with kids in our community.
School Resource Officer
The School Resource Officer Program is a collaborative effort by law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and the community. The goal is to provide a police officer in the schools to help reduce crime, drug abuse, violence, and to assist in providing a safe school environment. The SRO Program allows opportunities for the officer to develop meaningful relationships with both students and staff.
Officer Johnny Justice Law, a 10-foot-tall inflatable “mascot”, is one of the most celebrated additions to the Marion Police Department in recent history. Officer Law arrived to great fanfare and his lifetime achievements are epic in nature. He appears at various community events such as the Walkway of Lights Parade and First Fridays, passing out candy and posing for pictures.
Non-emergency (Dispatch): (765) 662‑9981