The Hannibal Police Department is a law enforcement agency that maintains law and order and protects residents lives and their property. It operates administration, patrol and animal control divisions. The department maintains a crime prevention division that assists patrol officers and undertakes narcotics, crime scene and gang investigations. The Hannibal Police Department handles cases related to homicide, rape, robbery, child abuse, auto theft, burglary and murder. It has a special response team that responds to high-risk situations. The department also supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program, which focuses on the prevention of illegal usage of drugs, gang activities and violent behavior. The Hannibal Police Department also provides crime maps and statistics, as well as offers crime prevention tips to the residents of Hannibal, Mo.