Police_CarMarionville and Aurora Police Departments 

As Chief of Police of the Aurora and Marionville Police Departments, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Agency.  In 2012 the Cities of Marionville and Aurora entered into a contractual agreement to provide twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week Police services to both communities.  While each City provides the monetary resources for their own respective Officers and equipment, the Departments, with few exceptions, work as one Department.

Currently the Department has 23 sworn officers, 6 dispatchers, 2 full-time and 3 part-time civilian employees making up to two divisions of the Department.  Operations Division consists of Patrol and Investigations with a total of 17 officers assigned to the division. There are two commanders assigned to this Division with Captain Rackley overseeing the patrol side and Lieutenant Bliss overseeing Investigations.

Officers of the patrol section respond to dispatched calls, citizen's complaints, initial field investigations of crimes committed and crime prevention through targeted patrol.  In 2017 the Patrol section answered 4,405 911 calls, and answered a total 16,108 calls for service. 

The Investigation Section is responsible for follow-up investigations of crimes which require a lengthier time to solve than a patrol officer can devote.  The detectives are also responsible for collecting and processing evidence from major crime scenes.  In 2017 the Investigations section investigated 343 cases presenting 341 cases to the County Prosecutors Office.

Support Services Division is made up to the Jail, Records, Dispatch, the Police Facility and Animal Control.  The division is commanded by Captain Jenkins who oversees the records clerks, dispatchers, and Aurora's animal control officer.  Marionville's animal control officer falls under the direction of Marionville's City Hall.

Currently both the Aurora and Marionville school districts have a School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to them.  Beyond the SRO's primary responsibility as a law enforcement officer, they also serve as educators, emergency managers, and informal counselors for the schools. 

The staff of sworn Police Officers, civilian employees and dispatchers truly understand the definition of service.  They work hard every day to provide the best service possible to our community.  A priority for the police department is to make our communities safe and secure but we need your help to accomplish this.  I encourage members of the police department and the citizens of Marionville and Aurora to work together to form a partnership to keep our communities safe.

We are located at the Police/Fire Complex at 106 S Elliott.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at (417)678-5025, or in an emergency DIAL 911

Sincerely,
Chief Richard Witthuhn