Campus police reach out through Coffee with a Cop

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Wednesday, the WKU Police Department, in partnership with Starbucks, hosted a Coffee with a Cop program at 710 Campbell Lane.

Chief Mitch Walker, Capt. John Bailey, Officer Melissa Bailey and Officer Tim Gray attended and spoke with anyone who want to join them.

The officers were out in uniform drinking a cup of coffee with locals at the coffee shop to get to know the community and break the negative stereotypes sometimes affiliated with a badge.

This is both an effort to welcome back WKU students and also connect with the community beyond the WKU campus.

“Community policing is huge for our department. We understand that our community is not just Western students, it’s all of Bowling Green, it’s all of Warren County,” Gray said.

The department plans to hold this community event once every month.