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Marion police department improves website

Without clogging up the phone lines, people can submit their questions, comments or tips through the website. Without clogging up the phone lines, people can submit their questions, comments or tips through the website.
The site lets users see how many 911 calls police respond to each day and posts a "crime of the week." The site lets users see how many 911 calls police respond to each day and posts a "crime of the week."
Marionpolicedept.com lets people submit crime tips or comments about a case. Marionpolicedept.com lets people submit crime tips or comments about a case.
MARION, IL (KFVS) - The Marion Police Department recently launched their brand new website.

With just a few clicks, Chief Dawn Tondini said the Marion Police Department is improving communication between officer and citizen.

"They can come to us and talk to us about anything. That's why I felt the updated website was important," said Chief Tondini.

Marionpolicedept.com lets people submit crime tips or comments about a case.

They can comment on personnel in the department and can report stolen property.

Users can also check out the department's performance.

Without clogging up the phone lines, people can submit their questions, comments or tips through the website.

The messages are sent directly to Chief Tondini and it's completely anonymous.

"That is nice because then you feel more and you may not have to make a phone call and tie up their lines," said business owner Melise Smith-Oakley.

Smith Oakley said she regularly contacts police for various questions and concerns.

She said making it easier to get in touch with the department makes her feel safe.

"Marion is growing leaps and bounds so we need to make sure that we are connected more to the police,” she said.

"We are still adding stuff to it, this isn't the final version. And we will probably be always adding stuff to it,” said Chief Tondini.

The site lets users see how many 911 calls police respond to each day and posts a "crime of the week."

Chief Tondini said every tip that comes in is looked at.

She hopes the anonymous aspect will lead to more crimes solved.

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