The Swansea Police Department is a law enforcement agency that maintains social order and peace, prevents crime and protects residents lives and property. The department maintains a detective division and employs more than 30 sworn officers, including chief, dispatchers and reserve officers. It enforces laws and ordinances related to homicide, rape, theft, robbery, burglary, arson, fraud, kidnapping and the usage of drugs and weapons. The Swansea Police Department provides various services for Internet and children safety and handles cases related to domestic violence. The department supports Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), which is an educational program that helps students to stay away from drugs.