The White Bear Lake Police Department works to preserve peace, deter criminal activities, and maintain law and order. It operates a communication center that responds to police, fire, and medical emergency and nonemergency calls. The department also maintains operations and support services divisions. The White Bear Lake Police Department hosts a citizens police academy that provides training programs related to laws, firearms instruction, defensive tactics and patrol procedures. It supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which helps to prevent drug abuse and violence among children. The department also administers the TRIAD program, which provides assistance to victimized senior citizens and assists in educating them. The White Bear Lake Police Department provides various crime maps and statistics, as well as maintains a sex offender registry. It is located in White Bear Lake, Minn.