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The Oklahoma City Police Department, with a uniformed force of 1169 officers and 300 civilian employees, protects citizens and property from criminal activity, keeps the peace, enforces laws, apprehends criminals and helps prepare cases for prosecution.

The department has a central police headquarters, and five substations covering over 2,500 police reporting districts averaging 1/4 square mile in size.  The Oklahoma City Police Department is responsible for protecting and responding to calls within almost 700 square miles.

In addition to officers patrolling the city in cars and on foot, the Police Department includes an Investigations Bureau, a Bike Patrol Unit, an Airport Police Unit, a Helicopter Unit, a Motorcycle Unit, a Canine unit, and a Lake Patrol Section. The department operates the City's Emergency Management and 9-1-1 programs. The department also has a Crime Scene Investigations Unit to collect and protect evidence, with a state-of-the-art Forensic Lab, Drug Lab and DNA lab to process the evidence.