Professional Compliance Bureau
Major Don Maines
The Bureau of Professional Compliance is charged with maintaining and improving standards of performance for all employees at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. This Bureau consists of 1) Internal Affairs 2) Training 3) Accreditation 4) Criminal Analysis 5) Planning and Research along with 6) Grants.
1) Internal Affairs- all MCSO employees are bound to strictly adhere to the policies and procedures within the department and to comply with all state laws. The Internal Affairs division investigates all received complaints to their logical conclusion regarding MCSO employees. To file a complaint with the Internal Affairs Division please utilize the “Citizen Complaint Form”.
2) Training- Sheriff Blair has initiated a structured training regimen to help insure that all sworn employees are “Combat Ready” for any situation they may encounter. This program helps employees become more proficient in the areas of Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Driving techniques and Physical Agility. Each sworn employee participates in quarterly training in all of these high stress focused areas. Additionally, each employee will successfully run the half mile obstacle course within prescribed time limits to insure physical fitness.
3) 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.
4) Criminal Analysis- the MCSO employs a full time analyst to evaluate crime trends within Marion County. This analyst works in conjunction with our Property Crimes Detectives, Tactical Interdiction and Warrants teams to coordinate all investigations and predict criminal trends.
5) 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.
6) 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.