MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota police will be handing out doughnuts and safety tips this week with hopes of keeping the Twin Cities campus safe.

The three-day event starts Tuesday morning at Pleasant Street and Pillsbury Drive in Minneapolis. University President Eric Kaler is scheduled to make an appearance at 7:30 a.m.

University Police Chief Greg Hestness says the “Coffee and Donuts with the Cops” event helps improve cooperation between officers, students, faculty and staff.

It’s also an opportunity for the university to promote its various safety campaigns, including “Safety is Easy. The Pavement is Hard,” which encourages people to be careful around all the construction on campus.

Officers will also be handing out doughnuts Wednesday morning at West Bank Plaza and Thursday morning at the St. Paul Student Center.

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Comments (4)
  1. Angus says:

    Gee, why don’t they do the same for the students going to vo-tech schools or community colleges? Oh, I forgot. The University students are the elite and our leaders of tomorrow so why do they need this baby sitting?

    U students – grow up and join the real world.

    1. Matt says:

      It is the University of MN campus police that are doing this. Why would they go downtown to MCTC to promote safety? They are promoting safety on campus as there are many new changes involving traffic, bikers, and pedestrians. Maybe if you went to a four year university you wouldn’t be so incompetent Angus.

      1. Swamp Fox says:

        Are these donuts ‘lo-cal’ high fiber eats? Where’s the coffee? Amazing what taxpayer money can do for public safety endeavors! Hope this safety campaign works.

    2. Dave's Not Here says:

      HAHAHAHA Angus, what an idiot. Totally missed every detail of the story. Shocking. LOL

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