Have coffee with a cop next week

By Nayyab Rai - Staff Reporter

Public Safety hopes having a cup of joe with a police officer will help you see him as a regular Joe (or Jane).

Students and staff will be able to meet with various law enforcement agencies and ask questions.

"We host this event to help our community better connect with police officers," said Public Safety Director David Menke.

"It is to help encourage students and faculty to reach out and talk with law enforcement, to get them used to seeing and meeting police officers," Menke said.

"We get this perception from the me- dia regarding law enforcement, and this way, people can come and see what these different agencies do, and understand what their jobs are," he said.

Not everyone has the best impression when it comes to the police, Menke said.

"This event is to help build a bridge between the police and the public to help them get past grudges, and discuss what they do not approve of, and maybe even come up with strategies to make things better," Menke said.

"Students who are interested in be coming a police officer can come and ask questions on what is needed to become one," Menke said.

Des Moines Police Department, Washington State Patrol, and the King County Sheriff's Office are some of the many law enforcement agencies that will be attending the event, he said.

"The Public Safety Office and local law enforcement have worked together to maintain a relationship, and we hope that this friendship

will continue for a long time," Menke said. "The leadership will be there, the po- lice chief, assistant police chief, and the many commanders will come to Highline and listen to what people have to say regarding their agencies," Menke said. Coffee with a Cop will be on Nov. 15. The event will run 11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. in Building 8, Mt. Townsend.
For more information, call Public Safety at 206-592-3218.

Construction still claiming parking spots

Traffic has gotten worse in Highline park- ing lots, specifically the North an...

Have coffee with a cop next week

Public Safety hopes having a cup of joe with a police officer will help you se...

Club's fundraising helps former student

After months of struggling with a rare eye condition, former student and Psych...

Mental illness should not be a scapegoat for violence

Take a break from social media

'Pokemon', 'Battlefield' reach new levels

T-Birds come up short in semifinals

Veterans Service here to assist veterans

The Brice is right: Highline professor wins award

Veterans' Services deserves better

Dancers mix it up with PNB's 'All Premiere'

Men's soccer falls to Whatcom 2-0 in semifinals

Construction still claiming parking spots

Transit station could mean more local development

Faith and intellect can add up

Queer Love art competition accepting submissions

Men's wrestling takedown Big Bend

Have coffee with a cop next week

Day celebrates indigenous people

The man who changed the war

Three dances become one at PNB's latest show

Lady T-Birds ride strong finish into volleyball playoffs

Club's fundraising helps former student