Established in 1959, the Hampden Township Police Department works to preserve peace and reduce crime through the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and ordinances. It provides various community policing services that include child fingerprinting, child safety seat installation, crime prevention and bicycle registration. The Hampden Township Police Department hosts Project ChildSafe, which is a nationwide firearms safety education program that distributes safety kits to children. It also offers information about identity theft and Internet safety. The department is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa.