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Police Depart­ment

Wel­come from the Chief!

Wel­come to the Mar­i­on Police Depart­ment web­site! How­ev­er you’ve come to vis­it here, we thank you for your inter­est. Please know that the Mar­i­on Police Depart­ment con­sists of some of the finest men and women in the State of Indi­ana! Each has pledged to serve, stand up to crooks, and help good peo­ple when­ev­er pos­si­ble. I couldn’t be more proud to have the priv­i­lege to lead these pro­fes­sion­al police offi­cers, and I am excit­ed that you’re reach­ing out now to learn about them, our depart­ment, and the ser­vices we offer.

And, if you hap­pen to be here because you are inter­est­ed in becom­ing a police offi­cer, you are at the right place! MPD is look­ing for men and women of diverse life expe­ri­ences who tru­ly want to serve. If you think you may have what it takes to help us help oth­ers in a team-focused envi­ron­ment, click the link below or call the num­ber list­ed and find out! Or, if you know some­one younger than 40 years of age who pos­sess­es char­ac­ter and who is look­ing for an hon­or­able pro­fes­sion, tell them MPD wants to speak with them.

Learn more about us as well on Face­book at Mar­i­on PD (Indi­ana). On behalf of all the mem­bers of the depart­ment, thank you again for vis­it­ing. We are at your ser­vice!

-David M. Gilbert, Chief of Police

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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 all 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.

Serv­ing Our Community!

Patrol Divi­sion

MPD’s Patrol Divi­sion is the back­bone of the police depart­ment. It is com­prised of some of the finest police pro­fes­sion­als in Indi­ana. Patrol Divi­sion is a team-focused, hard­work­ing, results-pro­duc­ing mix of young offi­cers and vet­er­ans mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence in Mar­i­on. Our patrol offi­cers work as a team to stand up to chron­ic crim­i­nals who ask for our atten­tion based on their choic­es, but also work hard to pro­vide excel­lent ser­vices to good peo­ple and kids who need our help at times.

Crim­i­nal Inves­ti­ga­tions Division

CID is a high speed, low drag squad of high­ly trained, moti­vat­ed detec­tives who inves­ti­gate seri­ous crimes. CID detec­tives are skilled at inter­view­ing, crime scene inves­ti­ga­tion, fol­low­ing leads to suc­cess­ful case con­clu­sion and then work­ing close­ly with the Grant Coun­ty Pros­e­cu­tor in seek­ing justice.

Nar­cotics Investigations

MPD assigns nar­cotics detec­tives to the Joint Effort Against Nar­cotics (JEAN) Team to work in tan­dem with detec­tives from the Grant Coun­ty Sheriff’s Depart­ment and Grant Coun­ty Pros­e­cu­tor to inves­ti­gate drug crimes in Mar­i­on and Grant Coun­ty. The syn­er­gy this part­ner­ship cre­ates makes for a pow­er­ful tool in mak­ing Mar­i­on safer, tak­ing drugs and deal­ers off the street.


The MPD K9 Squad is one of the finest, most well thought of units in Indi­ana. All our dogs and K9 han­dlers are trained exten­sive­ly and con­stant­ly. Our K9s are able to per­form offi­cer pro­tec­tion func­tions, are skilled in appre­hen­sion, and are trained in nar­cotics detec­tion. MPD has an expe­ri­enced cer­ti­fied police K9 train­er on staff with more than 20 years’ expe­ri­ence so that we can select the best young dogs, train them well in the first place, then main­tain that train­ing dur­ing their entire time as part of our team.

Emer­gency Response Team or SWAT

MPD’s ERT, or SWAT, is uti­lized for high-risk arrest and search war­rant ser­vice involv­ing seri­ous vio­lent felons or oth­er sus­pects known to be armed or dan­ger­ous. ERT mem­bers are the best of the best and must pass a rig­or­ous selec­tion process to be con­sid­ered. Courage, supe­ri­or phys­i­cal fit­ness, firearms exper­tise with mul­ti­ple weapons plat­forms, high­ly devel­oped phys­i­cal tac­tics skills, and a thor­ough under­stand­ing of advanced tac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions are trade­marks of the indi­vid­u­als who make up the team.

Hon­or Guard

The MPD Hon­or Guard con­sists of ded­i­cat­ed offi­cers assigned to pro­vide ser­vices that hon­or our heroes. The Hon­or Guard has worked memo­r­i­al and funer­al ser­vices for fall­en offi­cers in Indi­ana, our hero mil­i­tary ser­vice mem­bers who have been killed in action, and career law enforce­ment pro­fes­sion­als who have passed away after a life­time of ser­vice. In the past, our Hon­or Guard has trav­eled across Indi­ana and even par­tic­i­pat­ed in nation­al law enforce­ment memo­r­i­al ser­vices in Wash­ing­ton DC. MPD’s Hon­or Guard is the fore­run­ner of and has served as a mod­el for sim­i­lar units at the Grant Coun­ty Sheriff’s Depart­ment and the Mar­i­on Fire Department.

Drone Squad

MPD has devel­oped an effec­tive Drone Pro­gram that pro­vides sup­port ser­vices in search & res­cue oper­a­tions, sur­veil­lance dur­ing doc­u­ment­ed seri­ous crim­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tions, fire­fight­ing, bar­ri­cad­ed sub­ject sce­nar­ios, and in high-risk war­rant ser­vices sit­u­a­tions. The use of drones has made police offi­cers and cit­i­zens safer with the capa­bil­i­ty to use tech­nol­o­gy in cer­tain dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions in place of actu­al officers.

Train­ing Division

MPD’s train­ing effort is var­ied to match the demands of a full-ser­vice police agency and its offi­cers. Spe­cial empha­sis is placed on firearms, phys­i­cal or defen­sive tac­tics and emer­gency dri­ving. MPD has on staff sev­er­al Indi­ana Law Enforce­ment Train­ing Board cer­ti­fied instruc­tors so that train­ing can be accom­plished in-house much of the time. MPD instruc­tors are also detailed to the Indi­ana Law Enforce­ment Acad­e­my as adjunct instruc­tors to assist with basic and advanced train­ing in all police dis­ci­plines. MPD also assists oth­er agen­cies in the area who may not pos­sess sig­nif­i­cant train­ing resources.

Seri­ous Crash Inves­ti­ga­tion Team

MPD has on staff sev­er­al trained Crash Inves­ti­ga­tors & Recon­struc­tion­ists who han­dle inves­ti­ga­tions of seri­ous and fatal crash­es. Train­ing is exten­sive and dif­fi­cult, but pre­pares our inves­ti­ga­tors to con­duct thor­ough, pro­fes­sion­al exam­i­na­tions in these impor­tant cases.

Bicy­cle Patrol

MPD uti­lizes Police Bicy­cle Patrols as need­ed as a way to get clos­er to the cit­i­zens who pay for what we have the priv­i­lege to do. Police Bikes can be seen at street fes­ti­vals, in neigh­bor­hoods that might need spe­cial atten­tion, and patrolling on the Car­di­nal Green­way and the Mis­sissinewa Riverwalk.

MPD Police Ath­let­ic League (PAL Club)

MPD sup­ports one of the largest Police Ath­let­ic Leagues in Indi­ana in terms of the num­ber of kids served. Local kids can learn about soft­ball, base­ball, and indoor & out­door soc­cer. In addi­tion to the pos­i­tive affil­i­a­tion with the police depart­ment, sports­man­ship and fun is always stressed in our safe envi­ron­ment. No fam­i­ly is ever turned away for an inabil­i­ty to pay for any part of the programming.

MPD Youth Academy

Dur­ing the sum­mer, MPD hosts kids between the ages of 12 – 15 for our MPD Youth Acad­e­my! Kids get to inter­act with and learn from real police offi­cers, and be hands-on with excit­ing exer­cis­es includ­ing K9, SWAT, patrol issues, crime scene pro­cess­ing sce­nar­ios, actu­al firearms train­ing, and oth­er great stuff. The week is packed full of action and activ­i­ty with a grad­u­a­tion cel­e­bra­tion at the end of the week.

Cops & Kids in Part­ner­ship with FOP Lodge #79

MPD sup­ports the Bri­an Sharp Memo­r­i­al Cops & Kids event each Decem­ber spon­sored by Fra­ter­nal Order of Police Lodge #79. Through­out the year, police offi­cers help iden­ti­fy fam­i­lies and kids who might need a lit­tle help at Christ­mas. Just before Christ­mas, offi­cers will meet the kids at a local depart­ment store and help them shop for need­ed items and some toys.

Pis­tol Team

MPD fields a Pis­tol Team that com­petes against oth­er agencies/​officers for brag­ging rights. In the past, MPD’s Pis­tol Team has won numer­ous tro­phies and medals at match­es around Indi­ana and at the Nation­al Police Shoot­ing Cham­pi­onships in Albu­querque, NM. In the past, MPD team mem­bers won the Indi­ana FOP State Pis­tol Match Top Gun Award and Top Team Award in 13 of 15 and 14 of 15 years respectively.

Chap­lain­cy Program

MPD uti­lizes the ser­vices of a full-time Police Chap­lain to pro­vide cri­sis coun­sel­ing to vic­tims of seri­ous crimes, death noti­fi­ca­tion assis­tance, and help­ing offi­cers who are often wit­ness to unpleas­ant sit­u­a­tions. MPD’s Chap­lain rides on patrol with work­ing police offi­cers to facil­i­tate spir­i­tu­al and emo­tion­al health in a tough, chal­leng­ing business.

MPD Face­book — Mar­i­on Police (Indi­ana)

MPD sup­ports a vibrant and active Face­book pres­ence, with over 26,000 fol­low­ers. We bal­ance the impor­tance of keep­ing cit­i­zens informed about crime and being safer with the less seri­ous, fun and some­times light­heart­ed side of polic­ing. Check it out on Face­book at Mar­i­on Police (Indi­ana)!


MPD ded­i­cates sig­nif­i­cant time and effort to find­ing, recruit­ing and hir­ing the best pos­si­ble police can­di­dates for our team. We rec­og­nize that every­one is not cut out for the pro­fes­sion. But know as well that there are many char­ac­ter-dri­ven, coura­geous, ser­vice-mind­ed indi­vid­u­als look­ing for a way to help peo­ple and serve a cause larg­er than them­selves as a mem­ber of a team. If you want to serve or if you would just like to have your ques­tions answered, click the link below or call 765.668.4412.


Busi­ness Hours:
Chief’s Office — 765.668.4412
Detec­tives — 765.668.4417
Vic­tims’ Advo­cate — 765.668.3688
Police Ath­let­ic League (PAL) Club — 765.668.4422
Records — 765.668.4421
Training/​Personnel — 765.668.4420
Dis­patch (Report a Non-emer­gency Crime) — 765.668.8168

After Hours:
Dis­patch (Report a Non-emer­gency Crime / Con­tact an Offi­cer) — 765.668.8168

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