The Cheviot Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that maintains law and order and protects residents lives and their property. It has a communication unit that responds to police, fire, and medical emergency and nonemergency calls. The department conducts the Explorer program, which provides law enforcement training to students between the ages of 14 and 21. The Cheviot Police Department has a Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team that conducts drug raids and deals with barricaded suspects and hostage situations. It supports Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), which is an educational classroom program that helps to prevent drug abuse and violence among children. In addition, the department also maintains a K-9 unit.