The Joliet Police Department is a full-service, community-oriented law enforcement agency that works to protect lives and property, suppress criminal activities, apprehend and prosecute offenders, and preserve peace through the enforcement of local, state and federal laws. It has a communication center that responds to police, fire, and medical emergency and nonemergency calls. The department provides information related to identity and vehicle theft, child safety and gang prevention. The Joliet Police Department conducts child safety seat inspections and supports Explorer, Crime Stoppers and fingerprint identification programs. It also hosts the citizens police academy and maintains a K-9 unit. The department is located in Joliet, Ill.