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Saturday, August 01, 2015
Officer Jerod Caddell is MPD's newest Drug Recognition Expert

The McMinnville Police Department is proud to announce that Offficer Jerod Caddell has passed his certifications test and is now a certified drug recognition expert (DRE) for the City of McMinnville Police Department.

Officer Caddell was selected to attend the DRE School after a selection committee reviewed his application, previous DUI arrest reports, and recommendation letter from the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office.  He attended 72 hours of training at the DRE school which required he pass all quizzes and final with a minimum score of 80%.

This past week Officer Caddell completed the field certification training, which mandated he conduct 12 drug evaluations and have at least an 80% effective rate of identifying the drug category the person had been using.  These field certifications also required him to write extensive reports supporting why he had identified a specific drug catergory had been ingested by the person being evaluated.

After passing the final examinatioun, Officer Caddell is now one of two DRE's that the McMinnville Police Depatment has on staff.  Congratulations to Officer Caddell for completing this rigorous training process!

MPD welcomes Canine Axell to their team!

The McMinnville Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Erik Newhouse and Canine Axell, a 2 year old German Shepard from the Czech Republic, recently passed standards as a certified patrol dog team by the Oregon Police Canine Association (OACP).  Officer Newhouse and Axell are on of two patrol canine teams with the police department trained in tracking suspects, locating hidden persons in structures, suspect apprehension, and locating items with human scent on them.

Canine Axell was purchased by the McMinnville Police Department from Adlerhorst Kennels in Riverside, California as a replacement for Canine Pancho who retired last yhear.  Officer Newhouse and Canine Axell attended a 250 hour initial training course taught by Officer Shawn Gore of the Portland Police Bureau.  Officer Gore is also a Master Trainer with the OACP.

Officer Newhouse and Axell are available for public demonstraitons upon request.  The McMinnville Police Department Canine Team also accepts donations to support our progream.  For questions regarding demonstrations or donations, please contact team sergeant Dwayne Willis at 503-434-7307.



Summer Reading at the Library


Join us for programs, prizes, and fun for all ages this summer.


Discovery Meadows Water Feature Turned On!


The Discovery Meadows water feature is back, up and running to keep you cool this summer.  Thank you for your patience while we worked through some unexpected repairs!

Parks and Recreation Summer 2015 Program Guide


The Program Guides are online and ready to peruse for your next summer adventure with the McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department. Physical copies of the Program Guide will be available shortly.


Summer 2015