In the interest of fostering good relations with community members residing in university residence halls, the MSU Police Department in partnership with MSU Residence Life, implemented the Adopt-A-Cop program in the fall of 2007. The program entails the assignment of a specific officer to each hall. Officers participate in hall activities, eat meals in the dining halls with residents, and deliver presentations on topics such as alcohol awareness, safety and security, identity theft, etc. Since its inception, the program has been very successful. Officers feel that they have been able to develop a kind of rapport with students that wasn't possible prior to the program. Hall staff and residents have also reported having many positive experiences with the program.
For more information on the Adopt-A-Cop program, contact:
Lieutenant Thomas Luhrsen: [email protected]