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To enhance the quality of life in Marion County by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the Constitution to enforce laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide a safe environment.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is proud to be part of a growing community and is dedicated to providing our citizens with the highest level of law enforcement and public service. Our Agency strives to set industry standards and provide a community-minded approach to crime prevention and criminal justice. Our employees, united in a spirit of teamwork, take pride in preforming their duties and are dedicated to live by values reflecting a genuine desire to safeguard the public.
In Marion County, Florida the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has over 700 dedicated employees serving in law enforcement and corrections to ensure a better quality of life for our citizens.
Working to keep you safe 24/7 are the men and women on patrol, the K-9 unit, our SWAT Team, the Bomb Unit, our Field Force Unit and our Forensics and Evidence Divisions.
The Marion County’s Emergency Management program provides a comprehensive and aggressive emergency preparedness response, recovery and mitigation program in order to save lives, protect property and reduce the effects of disasters in Marion County.
MCSO’S Corrections Division focuses on the custody and security of inmates in the Marion County Jail. From medical issues to the daily needs and care of inmates, our goal is to provide them with all the necessities they need while keeping the inmates, our staff and the general public as safe and secure as possible. In 2015, the Marion County jail received unprecedented accolades from the American Correctional Association and the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission Accreditors and received re-accreditation from both entities.
MCSO also offers extensive training to our employees to help them become masters in their fields. Every sworn employee must run our obstacle course once each quarter to make sure they are fit and ready to perform their job to the best of their ability.
The opportunities for success are endless here at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and we hope you will support our mission to Serve with Honor and Protect with Pride here in Beautiful Marion County.
Welcome to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office!