MARION POLICE NEWS AND SPECIAL BULLETINS

 

 

 

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School’s Open!

Be alert for children as they wait for the school bus, and observe the posted speed limit in school zones.  Be watchful for stopped buses making pick ups.

 

 

Welcome to the new officer:

 

Officer Jeff Horn joined the Marion Police Department  in November 2012.  Officer Horn previously worked for Saltville Police Department.

 

New patrol vehicles in service:

 

In March 2013, Marion Police Department took delivery of two 2013 Ford Utility Interceptors.  These vehicles have been issued to the Sergeants and feature LED lighting with no external light bar.  These vehicles are all wheel drive and will be a major asset during inclement weather.  The graphics on the outside of the vehicle have been changed slightly from the older style we have been using.  Pictured below with the two new vehicles is Chief Rex Anders and Sergeant Rusty Hamm.

 

 

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Click It or Ticket seatbelt safety checkpoints:

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    In the above photo, Marion Officers prepare to conduct a “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt safety checkpoint.  Read on about the Click It or Ticket Program:

America's Seat Belt Campaign
Click It or Ticket (CIOT) is the most successful seat belt enforcement campaign ever, helping create the highest national seat belt usage rate of 83 percent. Coast to coast, day or night, the message is simple - Click It or Ticket.

 

CIOT National Mobilization
The cornerstone of NHTSA's seat belt communications program is the national Click It or Ticket May Mobilization. The primary audience continues to be men ages 18 to 34, which research shows are less likely to wear seat belts.

 

Day and Night, Cops are Cracking Down
Every year during this holiday period, law enforcement agencies join forces day and night, from coast-to-coast, for an enforcement blitz that delivers on our message Click It or Ticket. The mobilization is supported by national and local paid advertising and earned media campaigns aimed at raising awareness before the blitz that ...

Day or Night - Click It or Ticket!

 

 

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New Police Department location:

 

In April of 2008, the Marion Police Department moved from their South Park Street location to the old Atmos Energy building at 555 South Main Street.  The Police Department’s Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am until 5 pm.  To contact an officer after hours, there is a phone located on the front porch of the Police Department that will connect you to a dispatcher at the Sheriff’s Office, or you can contact the Sheriff’s Office on the non-emergency number at (276)783-7204 or (276)782-4056.

 

 

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