The Sheriff is an elected
Marion County official serving a four year term.
The Sheriff's Office is responsible in enforcing state, county and city
ordinances within the county. Duties of the office include but are not limited
to the following:
and investigation of, thefts, vandalisms, assaults, illegal drug activity,
reported child and/or domestic abuse, accidents and all other criminal
allegations. Deputies are also responsible for the enforcement of traffic laws.
The Sheriff's Office is also required to carry out duties related with civil
process including but not limited to:
notices and petitions, garnishments, orders, sheriff sales, room and board
reimbursements, evictions, protective orders and restraining orders, involuntary
commitment of persons with mental illness and / or substance abuse, duties
related to condemnation of private property and the execution and return all
writs and other legal processes issued by lawful authority.
Rules - Processes - Procedures - Questions
Listed below are links to documents explaining some of the rules, processes, and
procedures of the Marion County Sheriff's Department.
Obtaining Fingerprints and Driving Records
Jail and Inmate Rules and Procedures
Firearms - Permit to Acquire and Permit to Carry
Frequently Asked Questions - Concealed Carry Permits
Frequently Asked Questions - General
The Sheriff’s Office patrols the 576 square miles of the county and is the chief
law enforcement for the cities of Bussey, Harvey, Swan; the non-incorporated
villages of Tracy, Otley, Columbia, Pershing and Attica, and all other
unincorporated areas of Marion County.
Iowa Victim Information and Notification Everyday
The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the
telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of
their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when
the offender's custody status changes. The toll-free number for IowaVINE is
888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463. This service is provided to assist victims of
crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.
Click on the link below to visit the IowaVINE website.
The Sheriff’s Office
provides 24 hour dispatching of Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Services within
Marion County with the exception of Pella Police, Pella Fire and Pella
The Sheriff’s Office is located in the Marion County
Law Enforcement Center.
The Sheriff's office is a member of
Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force and all full-time employees are members of the Iowa State
Sheriff's and Deputies Association.
Marion County Civil Service Commission