The Goose Creek Police Department is taking applications for a Citizens Police Academy.

Classes will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 10 through Oct. 29.

The eight-week academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at police operations, according to Capt. John Grainger. Citizens will not learn to be police officers but will learn how police work and how they can work with police.

Topics include driving under the influence, criminal domestic violence, officer self-defense, fingerprinting and DNA, evidence, patrol procedures, SWAT team, investigative procedures, traffic enforcement and safety operations, and ethics.

The application can be downloaded from the city’s website at (click police in the left menu, then events on the police page). Class space is limited, so early application is encouraged, Grainger said.