The AAFSC in collaboration with the UWM Police Department promoted a well-attended February 21st “Coffee With A Cop” gathering held in the Student Union. As part of a national campaign, these sessions provide officers with one-on-one opportunities to build better relationships by engaging in conversations with members of the community in which they serve.

The officers gladly addressed all questions and concerns from participants. When asked about safety walking around campus during lunch and other times of the day, Chief LeMire stated that UWM is generally safe and he noted that there are over 400 cameras campus-wide. As the conversation continued, the Chief shared information from the 2017-19 strategic plan. The department’s vision is to “work to build relationships with the campus community and to openly communicate, promote education, and provide fair and equal treatment of all while working to prevent crime and improve the quality of life.” For more information on UWM’s police department, please visit www.uwm.edu/police.

We would like to thank the UW-Milwaukee African American Faculty & Staff Council for partnering with us…it was a fun event with great coffee, cocoa and good conversation. It was great to see our AAFSC members attend this event and help promote our theme of building relationships one cup at a time.” – Officer Craig Rafferty