"Welcome to the Marion County Sheriff's Office Website. As Sheriff of Marion County, Ohio, I hope that you find this site both useful and informative. The men and women of the Sheriff's Office are personally committed to providing the citizens of Marion County the best in law enforcement services."

- Sheriff Tim Bailey


At 9:30pm tonight the Level 1 Snow Advisory issued for Marion County earlier today was canceled.  Some roads may still be snow covered or icy in spots.  Use caution when driving.



At 1:30pm, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a level one snow advisory for Marion County. Some roadways have been plowed but many main and secondary roadways are still snow covered due to blowing and drifting snow due to high wind gusts.  Crews from ODOT, the Marion County Garage and Marion City will be plowing and treating the roads throughout the day. Be alert for vehicles going into ditches and medians and vehicles traveling slowly. Keep a safe distance from other vehicles and drive slowly.  If possible, limit travel and only be on the roadways only if necessary.

MCSO Hiring Deputy Sheriffs

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of deputy sheriff. There are currently vacancies for full time deputy sheriff, contract (part-time) deputy sheriff and auxiliary deputy sheriff.

Applications can be picked up at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office or downloaded from the sheriff’s office website’s home page under the tab “Employment”.

Applicants must be 21 years old at the time of employment, have a high school diploma or equivalency and possess an active OPOTA Ohio peace officer certificate. Applicants must pass a stringent background check, physical and drug screen. Starting salary for full time deputy is $19.91 an hour and $19.00 for contract deputy sheriffs. Contract deputy sheriffs must be willing to work a variety of hours (up to 28 hours a week) including some nights and weekends. Contract deputy sheriffs are tasked with security for the probation department and also transporting prisoners to court and halfway houses. Contract deputy sheriffs also patrol the five villages that contract with the sheriff’s office for extra policing.

Applications for full time and contract deputy sheriff will be accepted until February 2nd, 2017 for this round of hiring. Auxiliary deputies are volunteers and applications are accepted all year long for the auxiliary unit.

If there are any questions concerning the positions or the application process send an email to Major Jeff Cline at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Sheriff Bailey is happy to announce Christmas at the Dog Pound has begun for 2016. Beginning today through December 24th all dogs available for adoption will be available for the cost of dog tags only which are sixteen dollars. Please visit the dog pound if you are interested during Dog Pound business hours now through December 24th, 2016.  

Hours for the Dog Pound

Mondays  10am to 6pm
Tuesdays  10am to 6pm
Thursdays  10am to 6pm
Fridays  10am to 6pm
Saturdays  10am to 4pm


Current scams running through Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has received information from some residents that they have received phone calls from individuals that are apparent scams. The following are two of the most common scams being used right now and some tips to help everyone avoid becoming a victim.

The IRS scam:

In this scam, the victim is contacted by an individual claiming they work for the IRS. That person tells them they owe money to the IRS and will need to pay it immediately or criminal action will be taken. They then tell the victim to either wire money using Western Union or Money Gram, send money through the mail, deposit money into an account or place money on a pre-paid card and provide the card number to the caller. In all cases, after sending this money, the scammer will contact with victim again asking for more money. This will continue until the victim refuses to send more money. The IRS will not normally contact you by phone. They will do so through mail. They will never have an individual use any of the above methods to pay them. They also will never threaten criminal action if payment is not made immediately.

Family member needs bail money:

In this scam the victim is contacted by telephone and advised a loved one has been arrested. The scammer often poses either as that loved one or a law enforcement official having contact with the loved one. The scammer will explain the loved one was arrested. They then say they need money for bail. The scammer will have the money wired to them. In this case it is best to make sure your loved one is in fact at the place the scammer claims. Make contact with other family members and see if anyone knows where said loved one is. Also, ask for the specific name of the jail and try to contact the jail after disconnecting with the caller. Finally, a jail will not have a family member wire bail money through Money Gram or Western Union. This is a sure sign it is a scam.

The Sheriff's Office, Police Department and IRS will not call and collect money over the phone. If they ask you for account information or to send money it is a scam. If you have questions please call the Marion County Sheriff's Office 740-382-8244 or the Marion City Police Department 740-387-2525 before sending any money.


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Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey is seeking the public’s help in identifying the skeletal remains of a female located in northeast Marion County on March 10th, 2007.


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