MARION POLICE NEWS AND SPECIAL
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.
to the new officer:
Jeff Horn joined the Marion Police Department in November 2012. Officer Horn previously worked for
Saltville Police Department.
patrol vehicles in service:
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 Lieutenant Rex Anders and Sergeant Rusty Hamm.
It or Ticket seatbelt safety checkpoints:
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
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.
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 ...
or Night - Click It or Ticket!
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.