The Police Department has the responsibility for protecting life and property through the enforcement of Federal and State laws as well as City codes. This entails a wide variety of calls for service, some of an emergency nature and others for information, traffic control, peace keeping measures for any public safety related matter.
The majority of the department's efforts and manpower are focused on the suppression, detection and investigation of crime. Most of this activity comes after discovering or being notified of a possible criminal situation. However, the department also realizes the importance of attempting to eliminate crime and criminal opportunity through the implementation of crime prevention programs.