The MLPD currently utilizes one canine (K-9) officer in the patrol unit of the operations division. The police K-9 is certified through the Pennsylvania Police Work Dog Association and the North American Police Work Dog Association to perform drug detection, searching & tracking and criminal apprehension. The dog and the officer who serves as his handler receive continuous training throughout the [...]
Patrol Services is the police department’s largest and most visible unit. The primary function of this unit is to protect life and property through aggressive patrol of the community and consistent enforcement of laws and ordinances. Officers patrol both proactively and in response to calls for service. They patrol using vehicles and bicycles or on foot. The unit operates three shifts within each 24-hour period.