Located in Norwell, Mass., the Norwell Police Department functions to provide a safe environment through the enforcement of local, state and federal laws. The department maintains a communication center that offers emergency fire, police and medical response services. It supports a car seat program that includes child safety seat installation and inspection services. The Norwell Police Department also administers the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system, which is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.) is a course that begins with awareness, prevention, and risk reduction and avoidance. The department supports a community policing program that recognizes the importance of collaboration between law enforcement, government branches and the citizens of the community.