The Middletown Police Department preserves human lives and property, protects public peace and the rights of citizens, prevents crime and disorder, and enforces local, state and federal laws. It operates a communication center that maintains a multichannel police system and provides communication services for police, fire and emergency medical assistance. The department maintains a records division that manages and processes department reports, requests, permits, registrations and identification documents. The Middletown Police Department has a criminal investigation division that undertakes cases related to burglary, homicide, theft and robbery. In addition, it provides programs and services for crime prevention in association with residents. The Middletown Police Department is located in Middletown, Conn.