The Claremont Police Department is a law enforcement agency that works to provide a safe and secure environment for the city residents and businesses. It operates an emergency response team that responds to hostage and barricaded situations and high-risk warrant services. In addition, the department has a hostage negotiation team and a bike patrol unit. The Claremont Police Department hosts Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.), which is an educational program that helps to prevent violence against women through training in self-defense. It also supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which teaches students to avoid peer pressure temptations and drugs. The department provides drivers license and concealed weapon permits. The department is located in Claremont, N.H.