Citizens get a chance to have an inside look into the workings of the Vestal Police Department later this month.  The Third Annual Citizens Police Academy will be held over the course of 10 weeks.

The weekly courses last two hours and cover everything from the road patrols to self defense, firearm safety and the role of a bystander.

Th classes start at the end of January and will be held on Thursday evenings.

Those interested can contact Sergeant Stace Kintner by email at skintner@vestalny.com.