The Arlington Police Department, established in 1989, is a law enforcement agency that includes more than 750 police officers. The department offers a variety of services for the safety of businesses and residents in Arlington, Texas. It offers referrals to other area service providers and transportation to hospitals, doctors and court appearances. In keeping with the state s tobacco ordinance, the Arlington Police Department conducts educational programs for youths. The department operates various support divisions, including records and telecommunication, jail and animal control. It offers various services, including traffic incident management, crime mapping and control of sexual offenses. In addition, it operates the Arlington Police Academy that provides training for police, civilians and volunteer employees.