Established in 1931, the Colonial Heights Police Department protects the lives, individual rights and property of the residents of Colonial Heights, Va. It maintains an investigation division that undertakes cases related to rape, robbery, homicide, burglary, sexual offense and missing persons. The Colonial Heights Police Department also operates a patrol division that patrols for suspicious activities or persons, as well as provides services for traffic law enforcement, traffic crash investigations. It also responds to radio calls and answers telephone calls for service. In addition, the department undertakes cases related to concealed weapon permits, bicycle registration, cyber crime, and child and senior citizens abuse.