BOONE—Appalachian State University students, faculty and staff are invited to meet university police officers to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink a free cup of coffee during Coffee with a Cop Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union.
Coffee with a Cop provides the campus community the opportunity 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 wants to remove any barriers and provide an opportunity for relaxed, one-on-one interactions that are the foundation of community partnerships.
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.