The Oakland Police Department, Special Victims Unit investigates cases related to the physical and sexual abuse and exploitation of children. The unit investigates the cases of adults sexual assault. It monitors and coordinates compliance checks on registered sex offenders. The special victims unit responds to calls related to sexual assault and child abuse. The unit is owned and operated by the Oakland Police Department, which is a law enforcement agency that aims to preserve peace and detects and prevents crime. The Oakland Police Department maintains a communication center that offers fire-related, police protection and medical services. In addition, the department supports traffic reserve, adult cross guard and educational programs. It maintains a location in Oakland, Calif.