Marion PD, UI Public Policy Center hope to join forces

Marion Police chief Joseph McHale (left) and University of Iowa Public Policy Centerdirector Peter Damiano listen to the Marion City Council following a presentation on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Marion Police and the University of Iowa are trying to blaze a new trail with a pending partnership.

The union would be the first of its kind for both the university and the police department.

The first of two presentations from the parties to the Marion City Council was made on Tuesday. A second is planned for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. A decision on the proposal is expected then.

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