The Laguna Beach Police Department is accepting applications for its next Citizen Academy, starting Sept. 6. The academy meets from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for 12 consecutive weeks. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 23.
The course is designed to provide the public with a better understanding of the department and to help foster better communications between police personnel and citizens. Instruction will include department history, investigations, traffic enforcement, gangs, narcotics, neighborhood watch, crime prevention, K-9 and volunteer programs. There will also be a tour of the station, county jail and a chance to shoot at the police firing range.