Chief Collins was hired as an Officer on May 26, 1989. Before he came to work for the Marion Police Department, he served as a US Army Reservist from 1983-1989 and also attended THE Ohio State University from 1983-1985. Chief Collins began his law enforcement career in 1985 at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office as a Dispatcher, Jailer, and Deputy before starting with the Marion Police Department in 1989. He was promoted to Sergeant/Lieutenant in 1995 and then Major in 2000
Chief Collins has held supervisory positions within every facet of the Marion Police Department. He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the Chief’s position.
“I am very proud to be the 14th Chief of Police since 1903 for the City of Marion,” said Chief Collins. “As Chief, I will do my very best to continue the very proud heritage and history of the Marion City Police Department. To ‘Protect and Serve’ the citizens of Marion will continue to be our number one goal. We will continue to live and work by our Core Values: Loyalty, Integrity, Fairness and Trustworthy. We do this to maintain the most professional police agency possible. I look forward to the excitement of leading the Marion Police Department in the coming years.”