As your sheriff, I am privileged and honored to continue to serve the citizens of Marion County. During this health crisis I want to strive to provide the highest level of professional law enforcement and community service to which all of you have come to expect.

This crisis has changed the way that the Marion County Sheriff’s Office operates and conducts daily business.  However, we are still providing a high level of quality service twenty-four hours a day making sure that you stay safe and our employees stay safe as well.  Deputies continue to patrol the county and answer calls for service. We are concerned for our elderly and at risk populations.  Among their regular duties, deputies have been assisting those in need by serving meals, personally checking on, and in some cases picking up and delivering critical medications.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office operates the countywide communications center. The center is responsible for answering all 9-1-1 calls and dispatching all fire, EMS, and law enforcement agencies in the county. Our dispatchers continue to work around the clock to ensure that when you call for help or assistance it is answered and sent as quickly as possible.  I am very proud of our deputies and dispatchers and the level of service they continue to bring to work.  They have to leave their families every day and come to work to keep your family safe.

As we continue to work together to get through this health crisis, I want everyone to know that I am committed, not only on an organizational level, but on a personal level to continue to serve Marion County as your sheriff.  Please follow our Governor and medical experts’ advice, stay home unless absolutely necessary and keep social distancing from family and friends. I understand that the current situation is hard on everyone, but together we will get through these trying times with everyone’s help and cooperation. 

Sincerely, Your Sheriff,

Tim Bailey