There's a new team member working the police beat these days with the Minot PD.
Manace Trinity was recently brought on board to help fight crime.
Thanks to some assistance from Trinity Health, the department was able to add to their previous single K-9 Unit in order to increase officer and community safety, locate missing persons and criminals, deter crime and much more.
After extensive training with his handler Officer Titus Clouse, Manace was brought home to get to work.
(Chief Olson - Minot PD) "Our K9's are used to search buildings if we need to if we find a building that has a burglar suspect, we can use dog to search the building. They are used for locating drugs. Our previous K9's have found weapons from crime scenes and also officer protection. So they are a very valuable tool for us."
What you just saw was Officer Clouse rewarding Manace for finding 28 grams of marijuana behind the door.
Manace lives with Officer Clouse and works the late shift by his side, 5 pm to 3 am.
Once the original police dog retires, the department plans to bring another K-9 on board in order to have two at all times.