Tuesday, March 31, 2020

KANSAS GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY'S EXECUTVE ORDER 20-16  Statewide "stay home" order unless performing an essential activity (read the order for details)

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.


PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  Pursuant to KS Governor Order 20-16, in-person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/639484901 or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901#.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.

Dispatched by

Marion County

Emergency Communications 

`See It, Hear It, Report It`


Marion County Sheriff's Department - Sheriff Robert Craft

`For good, return good, For evil, return justice`



Marion Police Department - Chief Josh Whitwell

`Security and safety are everybody's business`



Hillsboro Police Department - Chief Dan Kinning

`Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't have time to make all of them yourself`



Peabody Police Department - Chief Bruce Burke

`Crime does not have to be a fact of life`



Goessel Police Department - Chief Joe Base

`The law is reason, free from passion.`




Florence Police Department - Chief Conroy Miller

`A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.`




Burns Police Department - Chief Mike Miller

`Relevent, Ready, Responsible, Reliable.`



 Corps of Engineers

`To promote the conservation and wise use of our natural resources, to instill an understanding of our responsibilities to the land.`




Kansas Wildlife & Parks - Wildlife Conservation Officer Marvin Peterson

`Serving through the decades, protecting generations of Kansans.`




Kansas Highway Patrol - Lt. Bob Ware



How to report a crime.

Dial 9-1-1 for all police emergencies. A police emergency is when an IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE IS NECESSARY to protect life and/or property. If a crime is actually occurring it is important that you TELL the Communications Officer that the crime is IN PROGRESS. Stay calm and answer any questions that the call-taker may ask. STAY ON THE LINE. The Communications Officer does not have to hang up in order to dispatch the police, fire, or EMS. Continue to update the situation and provide current information.


  • Do EXACTLY as the Communications Officer instructs during the call. Provide any information or assistance that you can.
  • Tell 9-1-1, as factually as possible, what persons, things and events have or are occurring. Briefly state the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHO, and WHY of the situation.
  • If WEAPONS are involved, i.e. handguns, rifles, shotguns, knives, broken bottles, etc. ADVISE 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY and provide information regarding whom and how many people have the weapons. If weapons are not being used but are available, tell the Communicatoins Officer what kind and where they are.
  • Give the best possible description that you can. The suspect's name, sex, age, height, weight, race, hair, eyes, clothing and scars, marks and tattoos.
  • If a vehicle is involved get the make, model, color, year and LICENSE PLATE NUMBER if possible. If you notice anything out of the ordinary such as dents, primer spots, window stickers, bumper stickers etc. give the Communications Officer that information also.
  • STAY CALM AND STAY ON THE LINE and continue to answer any questions that 9-1-1 may ask. Communications Officers are responsible for the safety of the responding officers as well as the public and will attempt to gather as much information about the situation as possible. We have been trained to ask if any weapons are involved, if any alcohol or drugs are involved, exactly who and how many people are involved and will always ask if anyone is injured and may need medical attention. The information that you, the caller, provide is crucial in determining whether the suspects will be apprehended.

Other Tips:

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME TO REPORT A CRIME. We have been trained to ask for your name and we will. A concerned and helpful citizen will assist the police in their investigation in any way possible and the information that you provide may well make the difference and PREVENT another similar situation from occurring.

NEVER LIE to 9-1-1 and falsely tell us a situation is more serious than it actually is just to get emergency help there quicker. Such a misrepresentation could result in the death or injury to another person who really needed the help before you did. Also, it is a criminal offense to intentionally and knowingly give false information to the police or emergency services. NEVER DO IT! Remember that someday you could be in need of help and require the help of others. Be willing to work with others during an emergency.