Administration

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The Midland Police Department handles day-to-day administration and supervision of the Police Department. MPD personnel are committed to ensuring the department provides exceptional service to the community and consistently strives for ongoing improvement in the department’s abilities.  

Nicole Ford, Chief of Police.

The Chief of Police is responsible for administering the activities and supervising the employees of the Midland Police Department. Additionally, she is accountable for providing the community with an effective and efficient law enforcement agency committed to the continuous enforcement of laws, protection of life and property, and the preservation of peace within the City of Midland, as well as directing, monitoring, and reviewing the activities of public safety staff. She also represents the Police Department to the community to foster a positive public image and ensure the needs of the community are being met.  Email Chief of Police Ford. 

Joshua McMillan, Deputy Chief of Police. 

The Deputy Chief of Police is responsible for assisting in the overall administration of the Midland Police Department. This includes the Patrol Division, Traffic Enforcement Division, Detective Bureau, Community Relations Unit, Records Unit, D.A.R.E. project, property and evidence control, S.W.A.T., administrative services, budgeting and purchasing. 

This is done to provide efficient and professional police services to the citizens of the City of Midland as well as to maintain a cost-effective operation of the police department.  The Deputy Chief of Police supervises the day-to-day activities of the Midland Police Department Patrol Division to provide consistent, professional law enforcement services; and he assists in developing, administering and monitoring the annual police department budget.  Email Deputy Chief of Police McMillan. 

Matthew Berchert, Administrative Lieutenant.

The Administrative Lieutenant assists with the day-to-day administrative duties of the police department.  His normal duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating training, maintaining department equipment, maintenance of all department records, and acting as a representative of the department in the community.  The Administrative Lieutenant oversees the School Resource Officers and MPD’s D.A.R.E. officers.  Email Lieutenant Berchert. 

Tonya Laubscher, Detective Lieutenant. 

The Detective Lieutenant is in charge of the Detective Bureau and all assigned personnel including detective sergeants and detectives, warrant officer, BAYANET officer, and special operations officers.  Her duties include, but are not limited to, supervising criminal investigations; assisting at crime scenes and in evidence collection; assigning cases for investigation; maintaining the department’s Liquor Control Commission documentations and completing appropriate investigations; coordinating FOIA requests; conducting internal investigations as necessary; and maintaining the department’s evidence and property room.  Email Detective Lieutenant Laubscher.

Michael  Sokol, Operations Lieutenant.

The Operations Lieutenant provides highly responsible and complex administrative management support to the Chief of Police and the Deputy Chief in addition to overseeing Records and Crossing Guards personnel.  His normal duties include critical department functions and services such as department technology, coordination of the school crossing guards, overseeing the front desk functions of Records including the Sex Offender Registry, Pistol Purchase Permits and Pistol Registrations, and customer service, as well as involvement with department technology, community events coordination, department safety, and parking ticket appeals.  He also serves as Midland Police Department's Public Information Officer and liaison with various media outlets.  Email Lieutenant Sokol.

Jairam Mahabir, Patrol Lieutenant.

The Patrol Lieutenant is in charge of the Patrol Division.  His normal duties include, but are not limited to, supervising police sergeants and officers; evaluating complaints from citizens; overseeing the Patrol Division, Field Training Unit, Traffic Unit, Crash Reconstruction Unit, Special Events, and others areas as directed; and acting as a representative of the department in the community.  Email Lieutenant Mahabir.