Hoover Municipal Center consists of municipal utilities, library, and parks and recreation boards, industrial and library foundations and a planning and zoning commission. It is governed by the City of Hoover, Ala., which operates through various departments, such as administration, street and water. Its fire department offers fire protection and preservation and educational services. The city s police department is a law enforcement agency that provides protection services for life and property. The City of Hoover, Ala., offers a variety of community-based services for churches, organizations and heath care facilities. The city also manages sanitary sewer, electric and communications departments.