Established in, 1898, the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department works to safeguard the lives and property of residents, businesses and visitors, as well as maintain social law and order. It operates a communication center that provides services for immediate information needs in daily operations and emergency situations. The department has a fraud unit that investigates crimes involving fraudulent checks, credit cards and airline tickets. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department also undertakes issues related to official documents, including drivers licenses and social security cards. It additionally maintains animal control and police cadet units. The department operates a citizens police academy that provides training programs related to laws, firearms instruction, defensive tactics and patrol procedures. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is comprised of more than 350 sworn officers and over 150 civilian employees. It is located in Kansas City, Kan.