The Jackson Police Department offers a range of crime prevention services. It is also authorized to install and operate an automated red light enforcement system within the city for the purpose of enforcing traffic control signal regulations. The department s aviation unit provides tactical, surveillance, patrol, transportation and aerial photography support to ground-based units. The Jackson Police Department s criminal investigation division is responsible for the investigation of homicides, suicides, rapes, burglaries, vehicle thefts and forgeries. The department s mobile field force offers rapid, organized and disciplined response to civil disorders, natural disasters and other tactical situations. The Jackson Police Department also operates a tactical unit that handles hostage and barricade situations. Located in Jackson, Tenn., the department additionally manages a special bomb squad and canine unit.