The Marion Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that promotes public safety, identifies and solves criminal cases and safeguards citizens rights. It supports Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), which is an international education program that seeks to prevent the usage of illegal drugs, gang activities and violent behavior. The department maintains a staff of more than 20 sworn positions, over 5 full-time civilian positions and approximately 10 reserve positions. It additionally maintains a team of school resource officers that conducts investigation, makes arrests and provides constant security through foot patrol inside the city of Marion s middle and high schools. The Marion Police Department is located in Marion, N.C.