"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..




At 12:10pm on 2/5/2018 the Marion County Sheriff's Office canceled the Level 1 snow advisory.


At 8:45pm on 2/4/2018 the Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a level one snow advisory for Marion County. Due to precipitation falling most of the day, along with dropping temperatures roadways have become hazardous.  Roadways are icy and snow is expected to fall until tomorrow morning.  Road crews are out treating and plowing the roads.  Motorists should be mindful of snow and ice covered roads, especially on bridges and overpasses. Be alert for vehicles going into ditches and medians and vehicles traveling slowly. Keep a safe distance from other vehicles and drive with caution. 


At 8:00PM on January 13, 2018, the Marion County Sheriff's Office cancelled the Level 1 Snow Advisory.  Most roadways are clear but there are still some snow covered and icy spots so use caution when driving.


At 9:30AM on January 13, 2018, the Marion County Sheriff's Office canceled the level 2 snow advisory and downgraded it to a level 1 snow advisory.


At 10:30PM on January 12, 2018, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a level two snow advisory for Marion County. Primary and secondary roadways are extremely hazardous due to still falling snow and high winds.  With the snow still falling and the wind picking up many roads are down to one lane and are drifting quickly. Road crews will continue working throughout the night to clear the roads.  Motorists should be mindful of temporary white out conditions and being able to see where the road ends and the ditch begins, especially after in the dark.  Be alert for cars going into ditches and medians.  If you must drive, use extreme caution and allow yourself extra time.  Only travel that is essential, or of an emergency nature, should be attempted.




The Marion based group Marion Browns Backers are a group of Cleveland Brown football fans who are also animal advocates. The group is teaming up with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion County Dog Pound to help out our animal friends, while at the same time being good sports about the Brown’s winless (0-16) 2017 season.

The event started January 1st, 2018 by the Marion County Dog Pound offering $16 dog adoptions for all dogs being held there.  The Marion Browns Backers will in turn donate 1600 pounds of dog food to the dog pound and other dog shelters to help feed the animals throughout the year.  Lastly, Marion County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Taz” has been diagnosed with cancer and is not expected to survive. The Marion Browns Backers were saddened by this news and want to help raise money for a new K-9.  The group has created a GoFundMe page made to raise funds to go towards purchasing a new K-9 for the sheriff’s office as well as buying dog food for area dog shelters. To donate to the GoFundMe page go to https://www.gofundme.com/4yadgv4 . Any support that can be given is greatly appreciated.


The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has received information from some residents that they have received phone calls from individuals that are apparent scams.

This most recent scam has someone calling the victim claiming to be Deputy Walker or Deputy Miller from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The scammer tells the victim that they failed to show up to jury duty and that a warrant will be issued for their arrest unless they pay a fine to avoid arrest.  The scammer speaks to the victim long enough to try to get personal information (social security number, date of birth, credit card or bank account info) and to determine an agreed upon dollar amount they have to pay.  The scammer tells the victim to buy a Green Dot card (reloadable Visa card that are sold at Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens and Dollar stores).  Once the money card is bought the scammer instructs the victim to call phone number (740)338-2710 and the Green Dot card number is read off by the victim to the scammer.  Once the number is given the scammer can then immediately use the money as cash online. 

Local merchants have also been informed about this scam in case a customer attempts to buy a Green Dot card.  The merchant might inform the customer about this scam in an attempt to prevent the transaction from taking place.

The sheriff’s office will never call and ask for personal information and never collect money over the phone.  Jury duty information for prospective jurors is sent out by mail or by personal service by a uniformed and identifiable sheriff’s deputy.  Never give out personal information over the phone and never give out account information. If someone asks 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 (Option #2) before sending any money.

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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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