In 1987 Chief Martien retired and moved on to become the Mayor of Tiffin and Chief Wayne A. Stephens replaced him and instituted D.A.R.E. and better equipment and technology. The first Special Response Team was developed and established in 1991 as well as the first K-9 unit consisting of Sgt. Mike A. Marquis and K9 Cora. Chief Stephens retired in 1996 and moved onto the City Administration position continuing to serve the City of Tiffin.