The Pampa Police Department is a law enforcement agency that prevents crime, protects residents lives and their properties and suppresses criminal activities. The department conducts a neighborhood watch program that encourages citizens to help in law enforcement by reporting suspicious criminal activities. It supports Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), which is an international education program that seeks to prevent the usage of illegal drugs, gang activities and violent behavior. The Pampa Police Department maintains a communication center that offers fire-related, police protection and medical services. The department offers a variety of community services and crime prevention tips for children. It undertakes cases related to auto theft, family violence and gang activities. The department maintains a location in Pampa, Texas.