The Palestine Police Department is a law enforcement agency that protects the lives and properties of citizens and visitors, focuses on preserving peace, prevents crime and disorder, and safeguards personal rights. The department operates a patrol division that responds to calls for assistance and writes detailed reports on their findings. It maintains a communication center that coordinates responses to fire, police and medical emergencies. The Palestine Police Department also operates a detective division that provides support services to other city agencies and law enforcement agencies. In addition, the department operates a criminal investigation division. It maintains a location in Palestine, Texas.