The Arkansas State Police, established in 1935, is a law enforcement agency that preserves peace and detects and prevents crime. It undertakes various criminal cases and works with other state, local and federal agencies for ensuring the safety of exchange of information between law enforcement officers and the public. The Arkansas State Police provides a range of online services that includes handgun safety instructor searches, criminal background checks and statewide crash records. The agency maintains highway patrol, administrative services, criminal investigation and crimes against children divisions. With a location in Hot Springs, Ark., the Arkansas State Police offers concealed handgun permits, private investigation licenses, motor vehicle licensing, noise checks, and alarm installation and monitoring services.