Police officers educate Stroudsburg students about law enforcement

May 15, 2018 by  

Members of the East Stroudsburg University Police Department, the Stroud Area Regional Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department recently led a session at the Pocono Mountain West High School to discuss how to interact with and what the duties are of law enforcement officials.

The event was organized by Monroe County United, an organization of various types of groups across the county. President of the organization, Thomas Jones, said that there are often issues with police interaction and student attitudes, which can sometimes have tragic consequences. He added that often students view social media and make judgements about police officers from what they read there.

The event was dominated by questions from students about a range of topics with different scenarios presented by officers about other topics such as seemingly insignificant events and presenting and attitude.

Jones commented that this event was not only designed to educate students but to show them that police officers are everyday, normal people. He added that these officers are really their friends and that it was important to explain to students the protocol to be followed when interacting with a police officer.

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