The Lincoln Police Department works to provide a safe and secure environment, safeguard lives and property, preserve peace, and maintain law and order. It operates administration, patrol, investigation and community policing units. The department operates an emergency response team that responds to high-risk emergency situations. The Lincoln Police Department supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which helps children avoid involvement with drugs, gangs and violence. It hosts the Crime Stoppers program, which assists in the identification of criminals through anonymous tips supplied by the public. The department provides information regarding vehicle and personal safety, home and business security, and local and state laws. The Lincoln Police Department also provides several employment opportunities to residents and offers online crime maps and statistics. It is located in Lincoln, Ill.