OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
Internal Affairs Division
The citizens of Marion County expect, and rightfully so, that their Sheriff’s Office and the administration which supervises the exercise of law enforcement authority, be fair and just in their delivery of service to all citizens. In order to meet the expectations of Marion County citizens and to instill a sense of fairness and openness, procedures for investigating and resolving all complaints and allegations of misconduct or lack of performance are mandated.
The Internal Affairs Division conducts investigations that are directed towards employees for violations of departmental policies, the criminal law and on matters that cannot be resolved by bureau chiefs. They are also responsible for investigating any matters as directed by the Sheriff or Chief Deputy.
To file a complaint, please fill out the form below:
Planning and Research Division
Planning and Research- this is a cooperative effort between several divisions to plan future activities and evaluate the needs of the department to better serve and protect the citizens of Marion County.
Accreditation- the MCSO has been a leader within the state for maintaining high standards both on the Operations and Correctional sides of the Sheriff’s Office. Periodically, outside evaluators from the public, state and private sectors perform strict prescribed industry standards tests to fully evaluate all departmental operations.