Moab's law enforcement team faces exceptional challenges because of the nature of tourism in the community. Each year as the tourist season begins in March, Moab's population can double or triple on any given day, making law enforcement and staffing decisions more demanding, to say the least. The Moab City Police Department maintains as its goal the provision of peacekeeping services to Moab's citizenry and visitors that is consistent and fair at all times of the year. The Moab Police Department is comprised of 21 employees including 15 officers and 6 civil service employees. The Department is headed by the Chief of Police with a Lieutenant second in command. There are two sergeants, three detectives, and eight patrol officers. The Moab City Police Department actively promotes the prevention of drug use and drug-related crimes. They maintain a partnership with the Grand County School District and the D.A.R.E. program in all levels of education, kindergarten through 12. The City of Moab adopted designation and enforcement of drug-free zones in accordance with state statues in 1996. They also maintain an active and healthy partnership with the Grand/San Juan County Drug Task Force. The Cops in Shops Program was created to decrease alcohol and tobacco consumption among minors. Children are a priority for the Moab City Police Department. Officers are frequently seen in and around the schools and share lunch with local kids. They work with the Safe Schools Coalition, support and staff school crossing guards and facilitate the "McGruff" Program among Moab's school children.