The Newton Police Department is a law enforcement agency that preserves peace and detects and prevents crime. It maintains an investigation division that conducts follow-up investigations on criminal cases reported to the police department. The division investigates various criminal acts, including the apprehension and prosecution of offenders and recovery of stolen property. The Newton Police Department also has a records division that manages and processes department reports, requests, permits, registrations and identification documents. The department s patrol division provides traffic and parking law enforcement, crime reporting, neighborhood watch, identity theft prevention, and personal and home safety services. The Newton Police Department is located in Newton, N.C.