The Marion Police Department protects and serves the property and well-being of more than 16,000 citizens through law enforcement. The department has a K-9 unit that handles issues related to drug intervention, tracking, and searches for persons, property and evidence. The Marion Police Department maintains a patrol division that conducts regular patrols and responds to calls for service. The division also provides traffic management and first aid services. In addition, it operates a telecommunications division that responds to various calls related to accidents and emergencies. The Marion Police Department has been operational fro more than 100 years and is located in Marion, Ill.