SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Police Department will be offering a Citizens Academy. It will start Sept. 6 and will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will last for nine weeks.

The Citizens Academy was established to promote a better understanding and working knowledge of the police department. Citizens have the opportunity to learn about and participate in basic duties of a law enforcement officer.

Topics include: patrol, criminal investigations, use of force, DUI, Special Response Team, domestic violence, school resource officer, emergency vehicle operations, firearms, crime scene and more.

Applications can be found on the Saratoga Springs website or at the police department. For more information, contact Sgt. Edwin Christensen at 801-766-6503 or echristensen@saratogaspringscity.com.