Planning and Research Division
Lieutenant Jeff Owens
Planning & 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.
Grants- the MCSO employs a grant writer who seeks out opportunities for federal and state monies available to local law enforcement for varying equipment and training. These monies help to train and purchase much needed equipment and staff reducing the additional tax burden from citizens. Grants are sought out that will accomplish these financial goals without placing any long term obligations upon the department.