The mission of the Midland Police Department's K-9 Unit is to locate suspects / evidence at or near crime scenes and to provide protection and back-up for officers when possible and practical. Generally, a K-9 team will be deployed to enhance the capabilities of patrol or other units at a crime scene. In addition, they will provide psychological and physical back-up, locate missing subjects and narcotic substance when so trained.
Narcotics K-9 Team:
OFC DuBois and Tza'Yid
The mission of the Midland Narcotics K9 Team is to assist the Midland Police Department and other surrounding agencies with combating criminal activity through deterrence, education, and proactive / reactive policing by use of K9 techniques learned through training.
Specifically, K9 TZA'YID accomplishes this mission via narcotics detection, human odor tracking, article searches, area searches, handler protection, and building searches which are all based on training and repetition. Officer DuBois uses a reward system based on a chew toy, ball, or verbal praise to reinforce the training.
The inception of the Midland Narcotics K9 Team is the result of an increased drug problem and increased criminal activity.