The Methuen Police Department is a law enforcement agency that issues auto releases, alarm and firearm permits, as well as maintains accident reports. It maintains a criminal investigation division that undertakes cases related to burglary, homicide, theft and robbery. The Methuen Police Department undertakes various criminal cases and works with other state, local and federal agencies to ensure the safety of exchange of information and law enforcement officers and the public. The department s patrol division conducts regular patrols and responds to calls for service. The division also provides traffic management and first aid services. Located in Methuen, Mass., the Methuen Police Department also operates a K-9 division that performs duties related to building and vehicle searches, criminal tracking and crowd control.