The Bridgewater Police Department enforces laws, preserves peace, reduces fear, and protects lives and property, as well as safeguards civil rights. Its detective division investigates various crime-related issues, including homicide, robbery, sexual assault, arson, drug distribution, larceny and property offenses. In addition, the department conducts undercover surveillance operations, maintains files, handles registrations, coordinates intelligence and confidential information, and conducts background searches and evidence collection. The Bridgewater Police Department also operates patrol and motorcycle units, as well as a tactical team that is trained to respond to crisis encounters throughout the region. It conducts a citizens police academy and various domestic violence programs. The department also offers neighborhood watch and home security services. The Bridgewater Police Department provides concealed weapon permits. It is located in Bridgewater, Mass.