The Midland Police Department is a law enforcement agency that protects residents lives and property and guards individual rights and community values. It supports the Crime Stoppers program, which is affiliated with the National Crime Stoppers Organization and provides opportunities for citizens to report illegal activities to volunteers of Crime Stoppers. The department maintains a citizens police academy that provides training programs related to laws, firearms instruction, defensive tactics, first aid, patrol procedures and investigations. Its investigative services bureau is responsible for follow-up investigation on criminal offenses and related activities. It is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Texas Police Chiefs Association. The Midland Police Department is located in Midland, Texas.