The Watauga Police Department works to provide public safety services, preserve peace, and enforce local, state and federal laws. It operates a community emergency response team that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards. The department s animal control division handles cases of animal nuisance and relocates missing and stray animals. The Watauga Police Department supports Help End Auto Theft (H.E.A.T.), Amber Alert and Explorer Post programs as well as hosts a citizens police academy. In addition, it conducts neighborhood watch, fingerprint identification, vacation house check and firearm safety programs. The department maintains a sex offender registry and offers license renewal services. The Watauga Police Department is located in Watauga, Texas.