Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey announced today that the sheriff’s office recently obtained its final certification through the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.  To become a certified agency, the sheriff’s office is required to have policies in place and or create policies on the required standards adopted by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. Deputies are then trained and tested on each individual standard. 

In 2016 and every subsequent year thereafter, the sheriff’s office has met the required standards to become a certified agency and maintains the certification through the Ohio Collaborative. The sheriff’s office was awarded their Final Certification on the most recently required standards.

The required standards since 2016 include;

  • Use of Force/Deadly Force Standards
  • Recruitment and Hiring Standards
  • Community Engagement Standards
  • Body Worn Cameras Standards
  • Telecommunications Training Standards
  • Bias Free Policing Standards &
  • Investigation of Employee Misconduct

 The sheriff’s office continues to work to improve community-police relations and find solutions to any possible tensions and concerns between community members and the deputies that serve them. Sheriff Bailey said, “In these difficult and trying times it is imperative that we listen to the concerns of the community, be progressive, forward thinking and be willing to adopt to the community’s changing needs.”

The sheriff recognized Chief Deputy Aaron Corwin for the many hours he put into this certification process and we are proud to recognize his accomplishments. The sheriff intends to continue with the certification process with the Ohio Collaborative as new standards are announced. 

Sheriff Bailey stated, “This program and these standards are best practices in law enforcement operations we have adopted at the sheriff’s office. With these standards we strive for professionalism as we work to increase public trust. With what’s going on around the country the governor has already expressed intent on increasing the Ohio Collaborative requirement for all law enforcement agencies.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is already there.”