Citrus College hosted their annual “Coffee with a Cop” on Sept. 27 in the Campus Center quad.
Students, employees and community members were welcome to have a cup of Starbucks brewed coffee and a pastry while asking questions and getting information from both Campus Safety and the Glendora Police Department.
The Glendora Police Department and Citrus College continue to have the event yearly in hopes of enhancing the communication and trust between the community and the Glendora Police Department.
“We want people to get to know the local police department,” Jonathan Salinas, Glendora police officer said. “We want them to know that we’re here for them are we are giving back. We want to humanize the badge, as we are just like them”
Police officers can share their stories with students or give information to those who are interested in the criminal justice major.
Officer Michael Arana said his favorite recollection so far on the job was when him and his partner, Salinas, volunteered for Relay for Life.
“We planned the Relay for Life event. Came in second place out of 24 teams,” Arana said.
The event gives the opportunity to meet, ask questions or address concerns to Campus Safety or Glendora Police.
“I really wanted to know about the organization,” Ronnie Carter, animation major, said. “I love knowing how things work. It gives people an opportunity to know about our officials that regulate the cities.”