The Office of Chief of Police is responsible for the administration of the Mishawaka Police Department. The Mishawaka Police Department provides crime prevention and enforcement services in Mishawaka, Ind. The department offers protection to more than 48,000 residents and employs several officers and support staff. Its K-9 unit consists of German Shepard dogs and handlers who specialize in patrol and narcotic operations. The department s investigations bureau employs detectives who handles general and specialized investigations, including thefts, murders and robberies. Additionally, the Mishawaka Police Department offers a program to educate children on the dangers of drugs, marijuana, tobacco and alcohol consumption.