The Clinton Police Department protects lives, property and the rights of citizens, and enforces local, state and federal laws. It operates records, administration and communication divisions. The department maintains an animal control division that provides pet licensing services and deals with animal nuisance complaints. The Clinton Police Department hosts citizens academy that covers various topics regarding law enforcement, such as criminal justice system, patrol procedures, lethal and nonlethal weapons, and criminal and drug investigations. It supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which teaches students to avoid peer pressure temptations and drugs. The department also provides sexual offender registration services. The Clinton Police Department is located in Clinton, Conn.