As a part of the City of Bridgeport in Connecticut, the Bridgeport Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that offers protection for life and properties of individuals and businesses in Connecticut. Established in 1918, it maintains a chief s office and provides detective and community-based welfare services. The agency files citizen complaints and issues warrants, pistol permits, and work-related and motor vehicle commercial operator s licenses. It also offers fingerprinting services and maintains regional burglary and arson units that are staffed by investigators from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe and Norwalk areas in Connecticut. Additionally, the Bridgeport Police Department s staff members provide information related to valuable items protection and precautionary measures to avoid burglaries and investigates general and sex-related crimes.