Marion Sheriff’s Office hopes new smartphone app will improve school safety

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office now allows members of the school community to share important safety information anonymously with administrators and school officials by sending them a secure message with information about bullying, hazing and drug use as well suspicious or potentially criminal activity via a free smartphone app. Developed by tip411, the Marion County […]

Marion County’s Chief Deputy graduates from Staff and Command program

Chief Deputy Aaron Corwin of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Chief Deputy Corwin successfully completed the 22 week Staff and Command program held in Evanston, Illinois. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over […]

Over 500 Ohio law enforcement agencies, including those in Marion, implementing standards to improve community-police relations

More than 500 agencies – employing 82 percent of Ohio’s law enforcement officers – are in the process of implementing Ohio’s first-ever statewide standards on use of force, including deadly force, and hiring and recruitment according to a report issued today by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS). “This report demonstrates that the […]

Two “major drug dealers” arrested

The MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Marion Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, said they have arrested two major drug dealers. The investigation was concluded this past weekend with the arrest of Shiloh Jackson, 28, and Sylvester Jones, 33. Both men are from Marion and were […]

Sheriff’s Office names Miller, Yoder Deputy and Civilian of the Year

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office recently announced their 2017 Deputy and Civilian of the Year awardees. Sheriff Tim Bailey announced the 2017 selection for Deputy of the Year is Deputy Arick Miller, who has been with the sheriff’s office since December of 2012. Deputy Miller began his career with The Marion County Sheriff’s Office on […]

Two arrested by MARMET while out on bond for previous charges

The MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force arrested two men on Monday following a search warrant. At the time of their arrest, both men were out of jail on bond for previous felony charges. On January 8, 2018 at just after 7:00am, MARMET, with the assistance of the Marion Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT) […]

Local authorities issue warning over jury fine scam

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has received information from some residents that they have received phone calls from individuals that are apparent scams. This most recent scam has someone calling the victim claiming to be Deputy Walker or Deputy Miller from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The scammer tells the victim that they failed to […]

Sheriff’s Office conducting extra traffic patrols for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey announced his office will be participating in a countywide traffic detail targeting speed and alcohol related violations for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Deputies will be conducting extra traffic enforcement and patrol through November 26th. In an effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public, the sheriff’s office will be […]

Suspect in bank robbery turns himself in to police

The Marion Police Department says that a man wanted in connection to a robbery of a bank over the weekend turned himself in to authorities. On November 18, 2017 at 11:23am, Marion police responded to the PNC Bank on Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Marion Plaza regarding a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers said […]

U.S Marshals arrest wanted fugitive in Marion

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, U.S. Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Taskforce, Toledo Division came to Marion looking for a wanted fugitive. Darnell R. Johnson, 46 years old, was convicted of rape on March 16, 1993 and was released from prison on September 3, 2017. Johnson registered as a sexually oriented offender in […]