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Police Depart­ment


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

Cit­i­zen’s Police Acad­e­my

The pur­pose of the Cit­i­zen’s 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.

Youth Acad­e­my

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.

John­ny Law

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. 

Con­tact Numbers

Emer­gency: 911

Non-emer­gency (Dis­patch): (765) 6629981

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