The Mahwah Police Department is a law enforcement agency that strives to prevent crime and works for the protection of residents lives and property. It employs a staff of lieutenants, sergeants and detectives, as well as a chief and captain. The department operates patrol and detective divisions and offers traffic control services. The Mahwah Police Department responds to emergency and nonemergency calls, as well as handles cases related to residential burglaries and identity theft. It supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which is an educational program that helps to prevent the usage of illegal drugs. The department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies e Mahwah Police Department is a part of the Township of Mahwah, N.J., which also operates public works, health, recreation, planning and zoning and administration departments.