PALM SPRINGS -

The Palm Springs Police Department will begin its two-week firearms safety course today.

The class, mostly about handguns, will be held at the department's training center today, Thursday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 6. Classes are 6 to 9 p.m.

On Dec. 8, a two-hour session at a firing range is scheduled. The course covers laws and permits, ammunition, how to choose a handgun, care and maintenance, and basic marksmanship.

Cost is $160 and includes firing range instruction. For information or to register, call (760) 778-8412.