The Galveston Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that operates patrol, detective, K-9, marine, traffic, motorcycle, SWAT and domestic violence divisions. The department operates a team that provides peer support and critical incident stress management services to the departmental personnel and their families. The Galveston Police Department also offers planning, coordination, response support and communication services. The department also operates a citizen s police academy that organizes a variety of safety-related programs for civilians. The Galveston Police Department operates an explosive ordnance disposal squad that identifies and disposes of improvised hazardous devices, explosives, small arms ammunitions and chemicals. The department is located in Galveston, Texas.