The Jacksonville Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that works to safeguard civil rights and preserve peace, order and safety. It maintains a communication center that responds to police, fire and medical emergency requirements. The department operates a special response team that responds to high-risk situations. The Jacksonville Police Department operates a citizens police academy that educates and trains people regarding its law enforcement services. It employs a school resource officer and maintains a sex offender registry. The department hosts Crime Stoppers, which is a community-based program that helps to solve crime through citizens involvement. The Jacksonville Police Department is located in Jacksonville, Ill.