Located in Schertz, Texas, the Schertz Police Department is a law enforcement agency that promotes public safety, identifies and solves criminal cases and safeguards citizens rights. It conducts several educational programs and awareness seminars regarding crime prevention, Internet security, neighborhood watch and personal safety. The Schertz Police Department operates a dispatch and communication center that responds to emergency and nonemergency calls, as well as provides communication services to various federal agencies. The department supports the Explorer Program, which is a worksite-based program for youths between the ages of 14 and 20. The Schertz Police Department also maintains a citizens police academy that provides programs and services for crime prevention in association with residents.