BOONE—University Police at Appalachian State University invite students, faculty and staff to meet officers and discuss community issues, build relationships and drink a free cup of coffee during Coffee with a Cop Tuesday, Sept. 1. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union.
Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for the campus community to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work on campus. The majority of contact that officers have with the public usually happens during emergencies or emotional situations. These situations are not always the most effective times for building relationships with the community. Also, some campus community members may believe that officers are unapproachable while on patrol.
University Police sponsor the event to remove any barriers that might exist between officers and the university community and provide an opportunity for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction. The campus community is invited to ask questions, voice concerns, or simply get to know officers better.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.