Established in 1858, the Topeka Police Department is a law enforcement agency that works to preserve peace, deter crime, and maintain law and order. It operates animal control, bicycle, K-9, narcotics and helicopter units. The department s criminal investigation division is comprised of criminal intelligence, scientific investigation and court liaison units. The Topeka Police Department supports School Resource Officer and chaplain programs. It maintains a victim assistance unit that assists in cases of homicide, aggravated assault, sexual and property crimes, graffiti, identity theft, and domestic and workplace violence. The department hosts a citizens police academy that provides training programs related to laws, firearms instruction, defensive tactics, criminal investigation and patrol procedures. The Topeka Police Department is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). It also provides emergency preparedness and crime prevention tips. The department maintains a sex offender registry and offers copies of police reports. The Topeka Police Department is located in Topeka, Kan.