The Texas Department of Public Safety provides support services for individuals and visitors by promoting communities through prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, education and enforcement services. The department operates a criminal law enforcement division that protects the lives and properties of citizens and visitors, focuses on preserving peace, prevents crime and disorder, and safeguards personal rights and liberty. It also maintains an emergency management division that coordinates the efforts of the state and its political subdivisions together in partnership with private and volunteer organizations. The Texas Department of Public Safety operates an investigation division that collects, analyzes and disseminates information concerning crime, controlled substance violators, missing persons, unidentified bodies and domestic violence. The department also operates traffic safety and patrol divisions. It maintains an administration division that offers staff support, crime record and regulatory licensing services. The department maintains a location in Tyler, Texas.