MLPD currently utilizes one canine (K-9) officer in the patrol unit of the operations division. K-9 Snieper, who is partnered with Ofc. Ben Himan, is a Belgian Malinois who was born in Holland. Ofc. Himan and Snieper completed a six week initial training program at Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, PA prior to beginning their patrols [...]
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.