This past Tuesday, the Shippensburg University Police Department hosted a cookout on the lawn in front of Gilbert Hall.
SU students in attendance had hot dogs, hamburgers and other traditional cookout snacks while they mingled with SUPD.
Each student received a raffle ticket for a chance to win various prizes, including a brand-new bike, T-shirts and Giant gift cards.
Those in attendance also had the opportunity to look around inside one of SUPD’s Ford Explorer police vehicles and ask questions about the police department.
SUPD Chief Michael Lee said what he hoped students got out of the event was collaboration.
“The biggest thing is collaboration. This is just one of the things we’re going to do in order to bridge the gap between police and everyone so there is not a division.”
SUPD is looking to host more events throughout the semester, and is looking forward to taking part in activities in residence halls to interact with students more often.
Shippensburg University Police is located at the Reed Operations Center, and can be reached by dialing 717-477-1444.