The City of Marion is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 38,023. While primarily a residential community with light industry and retail businesses, U.S. Highway 151 is utilized by thousands of drivers commuting to work in the Cedar Rapids/Linn County metropolitan area. The City of Marion is proud to have one of the lowest crime rates in Iowa.
The Marion Police Department, located at 6315 Highway 151, employs 46 sworn and 6 civilian employees. The agency consists of the following bureaus: administration, patrol and investigations. Within the patrol and investigations divisions there are many specialty assignments including Narcotics Task Force, Bicycle Patrol, Hostage Negotiation, K9 Unit, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse and Resistance Education), S.R.O. (School Resource Officer), Crime Scene Investigation as well as Bomb and Arson Investigation and the SRT (Special Response Team).
The City of Marion Public Safety Communications Center is currently housed at the Marion Police Department and is led by Communications Manager Rhonda Kaczinski. Their governance board consists of the Mayor, City Manager, a City Council Member, the Police Chief and the Fire Chief. There are 8 civilian employees at this time.
Marion Police Department
6315 Hwy 151
Marion, IA 52302