The Oakland Housing Authority Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). It aims to preserve peace, protect residents lives and their properties, arrest violators, prevent and deter crime. Established in 1972, the Oakland Housing Authority Police Department maintains a communication center that offers emergency fire, police and medical response services. The department supports community policing and children's book giveaway programs. It undertakes cases related to criminal and sexual assault, robbery, burglary, theft, arson and auto theft. The Oakland Housing Authority Police Department maintains a location in Oakland, Calif.