The Oxford Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that safeguards constitutional rights and preserves peace, order and safety. It operates patrol, criminal investigation and public housing divisions. The Oxford Police Department supports the Crime Stoppers program, which is affiliated with the National Crime Stoppers Organization and provides opportunities for citizens to report illegal activities to volunteers of the program. Located in Oxford, Miss., the department maintains a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, which specializes in bomb disposal and hostage and barricaded gunman situations. The Oxford Police Department also has various specialized units, including metro narcotics and K-9, as well as an alcohol task force.