Marionís police officers have thousands of contacts with people.
In some cases individuals may question why an incident was
handled in a particular way, they may wish to acknowledge the
employees involved or they may disagree with the actions of an
employee. Public confidence in the criminal justice system
depends, to a large extent, on the trust that people have in
their law enforcement officers. For that reason the Marion
Police Department takes citizen questions, concerns and
Police Department will forward commendations to employees and
their supervisors so that the employee may be recognized. It is
also the departmentís policy to investigate allegations of
employee misconduct. The Marion Police Departmentís
Administrative Division Commander is responsible for
coordinating investigations related to alleged employee
misconduct and commendations for exemplary service. The
Administration Division Commander reports directly to the Chief
of Police. Feel free to review the departmentís Internal Affairs
Audit for the past year.
receive service that you feel is worthy of a commendation, let
us know. Please fill out a Citizen Commendation/Complaint Form,
from the bottom of this web page.
You may return the form in person, by mail, fax or email, or you
may call the police department. When contacting the police
department, include all the information you can remember about
the outstanding service. The employee will be notified of your
commendation as will his/her supervisors, and a copy will be
placed in the employeeís personnel file.
Police Department values community feedback and is dedicated to
providing the best police service possible. If you feel a police
department employee has treated you improperly or are concerned
about any police department action, please fill out a Citizen
Commendation/Complaint Form from the bottom of this web page. You may return the form in person,
by mail, fax or email, or you may call to schedule an
appointment. Please do not interrupt a police officer in the
performance of their duties to question actions.
Administrative Division Commander
through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
assistance outside of normal business hours, contact the on-duty
supervisor 24 hours a day at (828)652-3231.
When a complaint is received the Administrative Division
Commander will send a letter or registered e-mail to confirm the
complaint has been received and assigned for investigation.