The Chief of Police maintains an office that investigates cases related to violent crimes, white collar, domestic terrorism and foreign counter intelligence. The office works under the City of Anderson Police Department, which is a law enforcement agency that works to preserve peace and maintains law and order. The City of Anderson Police Department operates an animal control division that provides a shelter for stray, injured and at-large animals. It has a detention unit that provides safe, secure and sanitary conditions for inmates. The department has a Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team that conducts drug raids and deals with barricaded suspects and hostage situations. The City of Anderson Police Department employs a school resource officer who helps to increase the students understanding of laws and the criminal justice system. It also maintains a crime scene unit that is responsible for the collection and preservation of evidence. The City of Anderson Police Department is located in Anderson, S.C.