The Palmer Police Department is a law enforcement agency that protects the lives and properties of citizens and visitors, focuses on preserving peace, prevents crime and disorder and guards personal rights and liberty. The department maintains a communication center that coordinates responses to fire, police and medical emergencies. It conducts a neighborhood watch program that encourages citizens to help in law enforcement by reporting suspicious criminal activities. The Palmer Police Department undertakes cases related to domestic violence, criminal and sexual assault, arson and auto theft. The department operates a community policing office that provides child safety seat check services. The department s staff employs sworn officers, dispatchers and volunteers. It maintains a location in Palmer, Alaska.