Established in 1800, the Middleton Police Department is a law enforcement agency that protects residents lives, property and their rights. It operates various programs, such as crime prevention, business watch, police internship, vacations check, community assistance and referral, neighborhood school liaison, youth and safety projects, personal home security checklist, and general crime prevention tips. The Middleton Police Department conducts alcohol awareness classes for the prevention of drug abuse. In addition, its bicycle safety patrol unit promotes safe riding habits among the young and adult bicyclists. The Middleton Police Department s firearms safety program provides tips on safe handling of firearms in the home and field to reduce the chances of accidental discharges. It is located in Middleton, Wis.