"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

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of contract (part-time) deputy sheriff. 

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 contract deputies is $19.00 an hour. 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 can be picked up at the sheriff’s office or online on the Marion County Sheriff’s Office website at http://www.co.marion.oh.us/sheriff/index.php/employment .

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


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