The City of Virginia Beach Police Department provides a range of law enforcement and crime prevention solutions. It works to reduce crime through public education, prevention and awareness. The department s Support Services Division provides administrative support to the department and is comprised of automated system support, budget office, central records, crime reporting, payroll, and logistical support units. The City of Virginia Beach Police Department administers a certified crime prevention community program and operates a police academy. Its operations division includes animal control, auxiliary police, special operations and crime prevention units. The department is governed by the City of Virginia Beach in Virginia.