Modesto police will hold outreach effort

The Modesto Police Department will hold a series of free courses to raise awareness about safety.

The first is scheduled for Wednesday. All are set to take place at the downtown station, 600 10th St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

On Wednesday, officers will discuss the role of the police officer to give an overview about the laws of arrest, search and seizure and different categories of laws.

Later subjects include gang awareness April 14, Internet safety April 28, juvenile delinquency May 12 and drug recognition May 26.