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University of Minnesota Police to mingle with students during "Coffee and Doughnuts with the Cops" events

Media Note: Media interested in covering this story should arrive early as the doughnuts go fast

What: University of Minnesota Police to hand out doughnuts, coffee and safety information
When: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Wednesday, Sept. 19: U of M East Bank, Pleasant Street Southeast and Pillsbury Drive, Minneapolis
Thursday, Sept. 20: U of M St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul

Contacts: Tim Busse, University Services, busse006@umn.edu,  (612) 624-2863
Patty Mattern, University News Service, mattern@umn.edu, (612) 624-5551

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/17/2012) —University of Minnesota Police officers bearing doughnuts and personal safety messages will greet students from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the intersection of Pleasant Street Southeast and Pillsbury Drive, Minneapolis.

"Coffee and Doughnuts with the Cops" is an event where students and police can get to know each other and discuss how they can be partners in keeping the campus safe. The event will also be held Thursday, Sept. 20 at the U of M St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul.

This fall the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) will be focusing on the “Safety is Easy. The Pavement is Hard" campaign and in addition to doughnuts and coffee, they will be handing out customized reflector buttons for students to use when walking or biking at night. Safety while bicycling and walking has become increasingly important on campus; especially with the increased construction and congestion on campus.

For more information about university initiatives to promote a safe environment, visit: www.umn.edu/prepared.

Tags: Public Safety, University Services

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