The Police and Public Safety department is governed by the City of Lackawanna in New York. It conducts shooting practices in the Western New York Police Pistol League, which is one of the oldest and largest leagues in the United States. The department's facilities include a police desk, detective bureau, and juvenile and narcotics units. It also processes applications for handicapped permits. The City of Lackawanna administers economic development, public works, purchasing, animal control, code enforcement, fire, and buildings and maintenance departments. It features various educational facilities, banks, recreation centers and religious institutions. The city serves more than 19,000 people.