"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


Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey announced his office will be participating in a countywide traffic detail targeting speed and alcohol related violations for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  Deputies will be conducting extra traffic enforcement and patrol now through November 26th.  In an effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public, the sheriff’s office will be enforcing a Zero Tolerance Policy on speeding, drunk driving, and seatbelt violations.  Marion County residents are urged to obey traffic laws to ensure a safe and enjoyable homecoming season.

These extra patrol activities were made possible through a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.  The grant was awarded to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in a continued effort to lower traffic accidents related to alcohol, speed, and seatbelt violations.  Motorists are to expect to see deputies enforcing traffic safety countywide.  Sheriff Tim Bailey and his deputies are committed to keeping Marion County roadways safe for all residents and visitors.

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 U.S. Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Taskforce, Toledo Division came to Marion looking for a wanted fugitive.  Darnell R. Johnson, 46 years old, was convicted of rape on March 16, 1993 and was released from prison on September 3, 2017.  Johnson registered as a sexually oriented offender in Henry County after his release, however by October 19, 2017 it was learned that Johnson was no longer living at the registered address.  U.S. Marshals started to investigate and learned that Johnson might have been staying at a residence in Marion.  A warrant was issued for Johnson’s arrest for being a registered sex offender and failing to give notice of a change of address (a 1st Degree Felony).

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals checked a house in the 200 block of Park Boulevard and Johnson was not there.  They next checked a house in the 400 block of Decatur Street and Johnson was located.  Johnson was taken into custody without incident and later was transported back to Henry County.

Sheriff Bailey was pleased with the cooperation and outcome of this investigation.  “The whole purpose of the sex offender registration is to know and be able to track offenders. When those offenders violate the system they potentially put the public at risk wherever they decide to go”, said Sheriff Bailey. Sheriff Bailey welcomes everyone to go to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office website and click on the “Sex Offenders” tab at the top of the page to search for possible sex offenders in your neighborhood.




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.

The Marion County Sheriff's will not be taking or processing CCW applications on Monday September 5th in observance of Labor Day.  Applications will resume being processed 9:00am to 2:45pm on Wednesday, September 7th.


Have You Seen This Person?

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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