Marion Police Chief Angela Haley started her career with the Marion Police Department as a Dispatcher in 1993. One year later, she was hired as a Police Officer. Over the following years, she became certified and assigned as a K‑9 Officer, promoted to Corporal, then Sergeant, then Captain, and eventually appointed as Chief of Police in 2016. Chief Haley now serves her department and community as a seasoned leader with exemplary work ethic and character.
Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police, Stacey Konazeski, said working alongside Chief Haley is a privilege. “Her dedication and passion for our department and this city is unmatched. To quote one of my favorites, John Maxwell, ‘A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.’ This perfectly describes Chief Haley in her role as Chief of Police. The city is blessed to have her leading our men and women in uniform.”
MPD Detective Sergeant Josh Zigler expressed that Chief Haley is very deserving of the Employee Spotlight recognition. “Chief Haley genuinely cares about her officers and employees. She puts great emphasis on serving our community. She is an asset to the police department as well as to the City of Marion. Chief Haley has been a leader on this police department since I started 13 years ago. At the same time, she has been a leader in her community.”
MPD IDACS Coordinator and Records Manager, Phyllis Kauffman, expressed thanks for Haley’s positivity in her leadership. “No matter how hard things are or how negative the atmosphere is, she always stays positive, has a smile, and offers words of encouragement. She will step in and help wherever needed, never behaves as if a job is below her because she is the Chief, and truly feels her job is to serve the public, and it shows in her daily actions.”
Mayor Jess Alumbaugh has been grateful for her role in leading the Police Department. “I appreciate the professionalism and servant leadership Chief Haley provides for the Marion Police Department. She leads by example and doesn’t hesitate to join her officers on the front lines when necessary.”