The Mar-Mac Police District is overseen by Chief of Police Robert Millin. The Police District is comprised of three full-time officers and five certified part-time and reserve officers. All officers are certified by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy as State of Iowa Peace Officers.
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About the Department:
The Mar-Mac Unified Law Enforcement District encompasses the cities of Marquette and McGregor, Iowa. The District was created in December of 1999 as a way to make law enforcement affordable for both cities.
Prior to its creation, each city had its own department. Each Police Department frequently relied upon the other for assistance and required many officers to police the individual communities. The City Fathers of each community saw that this was very inefficient and decided to disband the individual departments and create a “Police District.” To this date, it has been proven to be very successful and many smaller cities in Iowa inquire about how they too, can try this innovative change.
The district currently has three full-time officers and five part-time/reserve officers. Due to the large area that has to be covered, each full-time officer is assigned a patrol vehicle. The district has one D.A.R.E. officer to teach the program at the M-F-L Mar-Mac Community School District Middle School.
All officers are trained in CPR and First Aid. The district also carries an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in the event that someone collapses with sudden cardiac arrest.
All of the district’s officers are members of the Clayton County Law Enforcement Association that meets monthly to train and exchange information about criminal activity in the area. The district is actively involved with the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force and the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
The Mar-Mac Police District is a proactive department. The district participates in the annual Iowa’s Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP). sTEP promotes both education and enforcement of Iowa’s seat belt and child restraint laws.
In 2002, as a part of that program, a Child Safety Seat Inspection Point was provided for parents and family members of small children could have a certified Child Safety Seat Technician inspect the child safety seats for proper usage and installation. In 2012, Mar-Mac Police sponsored a bicycle safety radeo where bicycles were inspected for safety and riders were allowed to drive through an obstacle course to test their riding skills.
The Mar-Mac Police District participate in the annual Iowa’s “I Pledge” program which promotes both education and enforcement of Iowa’s tobacco laws. The district receives state funding to participate in both the “sTEP” and “I Pledge” Programs.