Founded in 1935, Maryland State Police protects the citizens of the state of Maryland from foreign and domestic security threats. The organization promotes roadway safety. It focuses on crime reduction and criminal apprehension. Maryland State Police also offers car seat installation and inspection services. The organization is responsible for maintaining a database of all the handguns that have been approved to be registered in Maryland. Its department of public safety and correctional services register sex offender cases. The organization has a licensing division that is responsible for issuing a variety of permits and licenses. Its homeland security and investigation bureau provides investigative services. Maryland State Police additionally has a central records division that is a repository for motor vehicle accident reports.