The Pacifica Police Department is responsible for the maintenance of law and order through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. It is one of the departments of the city of Pacifica. The department also strives to prevent and control crime and safeguard individual s life and property. The department is located in Pacifica, Calif. It operates various divisions, such as field operations, criminal investigation and communications divisions. Its field operations division employs patrol and traffic officers to provide 24-hour police protection services in case of emergencies. Additionally, the Pacifica Police Department s investigation division is responsible for the investigation of various types of crimes, such as acts of homicide, theft and sexual assault. It also has a missing persons squad and special unit to investigate the acts of juvenile delinquency and provide support services to such children.