Purdue Northwest Police Dept. hosting Aug. 16 event to build relationships and trust
Purdue University Northwest is hosting “Coffee with a Cop” from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the White Lodging Center for Hospitality & Tourism Management at the Hammond Campus.
Local residents, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the free event.
“This is a good opportunity for the Purdue University Northwest Police Department and the Indiana State Police to meet the community members they serve together—over coffee—to discuss issues and learn more about each other,” said PNW Chief of Police Patricia Nowak.
Another event is in the works later this fall for community members and PNW police officers to meet at PNW’s Westville Campus.
Coffee with a Cop events
Coffee with a Cop is one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country; events have been hosted in all 50 states. The program has also expanded outside the Unites States to Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa. Coffee with a Cop opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses in Hammond and Westville. With more than 15,000 students enrolled last fall and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university.