The Bartow Police Department is a law enforcement agency that undertakes cases related to gun permits, bicycle registration, domestic violence, sexual offenses, drug abuse, and accident and crime reporting and investigation. It operates a communication center that provides emergency and nonemergency information and communication services to various federal agencies. The Bartow Police Department maintains a community service division that organizes neighborhood watch programs and provides personal safety and crime prevention tips. The department maintains several specialized units, such as the Crisis Response Team (CRT), Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISMT), and domestic violence and sexual abuse task forces. The Bartow Police Department has been operational for more than 100 years and is located in Bartow, Fla.