Established in 1904, the Rumford Police Department provides law enforcement services to the citizens of Rumford, Maine. It enforces laws and ordinances and works to maintain safe and peaceful environment. The department maintains a dispatch center that responds to emergency and nonemergency calls for service and crime prevention. The Rumford Police Department maintains a Citizens Police Academy that provides programs and services for crime prevention in association with residents. It supports Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), which is an educational program that helps to prevent the usage of illegal drugs and violence. The department enforces laws and ordinances related to traffic rules and provides sex offender registration services. The Rumford Police Department prevents property crime and handles cases related to robbery, burglary and theft.