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Enjoy Coffee with a Public Safety Officer Apr.13

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

On Thursday, April 13, Public Safety and Criminal Justice will host its first ever Coffee with a Public Safety Officer in the Student Center of Building 2.

Inspired by Salem’s Coffee with a Cop, this informal event is meant to open the conversation between employees, students and Public Safety staff.

Public Safety Officer Michael Wilson, event organizer and graduate of our Law Enforcement (’14), Criminal Justice (’15), Corrections (’15) and Juvenile Justice (’16) programs, hopes guests will not only learn more about Public Safety’s services but also provide his department with insight to the needs and concerns of its customers.

In the least, he wants people to enjoy the event’s free coffee and snacks.

“We want to do more stuff with the college,” says Michael. “Not many people see us unless they report a crime. It’s a good way to get our face out there.”

In addition to Public Safety, Corrections and Law Enforcement supervisors and students will be on hand to answer questions about the college’s Criminal Justice programs.

“If this event goes well, we want to plan Coffee with a First Responder and include EMT, Paramedic and Fire in addition to Law Enforcement and Corrections.”

Can’t make it? Here are five things Michael wants you to know—

  1. Public Safety provides jump starts
  2. They also provide escorts out to vehicles, especially at night or if you’ve parked far away
  3. You can report a crime through Public Safety- everything from harassment or stalking to Title IX
  4. They can help students find their class locations
  5. Don’t let the uniform and badge fool you, Public Safety isn’t just here for enforcement, they’re here to help

Coffee with a Public Safety Officer
Thursday, April 13
11am–1pm
Bldg. 2, Student Center (Salem)

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