Meet Us

About the Department

The Mar-Mac Unified Law Enforcement District encompasses the cities of Marquette and McGregor, IA. 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 Department 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 squad car. The Department has one D.A.R.E. Officers that teach the program in the M-F-L Mar-Mac Community School District Middle School. The department had a Nationally Registered EMT that can respond quickly to medical calls and provide emergency medical assistance until an ambulance can arrive. All Officers are trained in CPR and First Aid. The department also carries an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in the event that someone collapses with sudden cardiac arrest.  In the past year, officers have received training in how to respond to incidents where weapons of mass destruction are used, verbal judo, and street survival, the Reid method of Less-Lethal Ammunition, Interviewing and Interrogation, and firearms training. The Department also has officers trained in hostage and critical incident negotiations. All of the Departments 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 Department is actively involved with the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force and the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

The Mar-Mac Police Department is a proactive department. 2012, 6473 calls for service were logged. Also in 2012, the Department made 126 arrests, issued 317 citations, 672 warnings, and 252 parking tickets. The Department participates in Iowa’s sTEP Program that 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. Mar-Mac Police are part of Iowa’s “I Pledge” program which promotes both education and enforcement of Iowa’s tobacco laws. The Department receives state funding to participate in both the “sTEP” and “I Pledge” Programs.

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Departmental Values, Goals, and Mission Statement

VALUES – Mar-Mac Police Officers are committed to serving the community with dignity, honesty, respect, sincerity. Integrity, and to value the public and our co-workers as individuals.

GOAL – The goal of this Department is to set the standard as a leader in the criminal justice system by striving to maintain a safe environment and by providing the highest level of professional services to the individuals within our jurisdiction.

MISSION – Our mission is to provide progressive public safety to fulfill the diverse needs of citizens through the expertise of our professional staff and the utilization of all available resources.

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Meet the Officers

Chief of Police
Jason L. Bogdonovich

Jason has been in law enforcement since 2002. Prior to becoming a police officer, he attended Chippewa Valley Technical College, where he studied Police Science. Jason is the D.A.R.E. Officers for the Department. In his spare time, he enjoys Tae Kwon Do and hunting.

Personal Message: A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins. To be respected, you must respect others first.

Steven Finney

Steve started as a Reserve Officer for Mar-Mac in 2016.  He has since been hired as a Full-Time officer.  Prior to becoming a police officer, he worked as a security manager.   When not working he volunteers as a driver for Mar-Mac EMS and enjoys hunting and spending time with his daughter.  He’s also pretty awesome at building websites.

Personal Message: “Be the person people can depend on in their time of need, whatever that need may be.”

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Judgement Day for a Police Officer

The policeman stood and faced his God, which must have always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?”
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t, Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a saint.”
“I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I’ve been violent because the streets are awfully tough.”
“But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep… Though I worked a lot of overtime when bills got just too steep.”
“And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept unmanly tears.”
“If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, it needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don’t… I’ll understand.”
There was silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod, as the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
“Step forward now policeman. You’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven’s street. You’ve done your time in hell.”
–author unknown–

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