The Manitowoc Police Department is going to need a really big cake to fit all the candles for their birthday today. The MPD is now 142 years old! The Department was founded on April 13th, 1876, and, according to Detective Andrew Trilling, have remained successful in keeping the community safe.

As for how they plan to continue the long lasting tradition of safety…

In an attempt to not repeat the mistakes of the past, the MPD will sit down with retired officers to compare how things have changed. Det. Trilling has been this the department for over 20 years, and has seen one major positive change.

Congratulations on 142 successful years, and here’s to another 142 more!