The City of Marion congratulates Officer Joshua Swanson for excellence in his work and going above his call of duty. Below is a letter from a Marion citizen thanking Officer Swanson for his assistance the night of the Walkway of Lights Christmas Parade...
On May 7th, 2016, Officer Leland Smith responded to an emergency call/ambulance assist at a residence located in 1700 block of S. Branson St. Dispatch stated the caller said "something heavy had fallen on his father.” Upon his arrival, he reported he saw several people in the rear of the residence including small children and adults. Officer Smith ran to them and observed a white Jeep with no wheels. Someone yelled that it was crushing someone, and he ran to the Jeep.
A huge congrats to the City of Marion "Employee Spotlight" for November....MPD Officer Ben McKnight!
Officer McKnight #111 has been on the Marion Police Department since 2011.
On 7/22/16, he was the first responder on the scene of a 17 year-old male who was not breathing. He performed CPR until the 17 year old began breathing on his own.
Officer McKnight, we hope you receive this token of recognition as an expression of how much your work is not only vital to the safety of people in this community, but how much we appreciate your devotion to your job.
MARION, IN (October 27th, 2016): The Marion Police Department wants everyone to have a SAFE and FUN time during Halloween. Trick-or-Treat hours will be Monday, October 31st - between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Here are a few safety tips to remember when Trick-or-Treating!
A. A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
B. Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
MARION, IN (October 26, 2016): In order to reduce the number "Failure to Pay" city warrants, the Marion Police Department in conjunction with the Marion City Probation Department and the Marion City Clerk's Office is starting a new program!
Individuals with "Failure to Pay" city warrant(s) may report to the Marion City Clerk's Office; located in the Municipal Building (301 South Branson Street), Second Floor, between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Monday thru Friday) and pay their fine(s) in full. Upon paying the fine(s) in full, paperwork will be completed and NO ARREST will be made.
MARION, IN: (July 14th, 2016) – A devoted member of the Marion Police Department will officially enter retirement Friday after nearly 37 years of dedicated service.