From staff reports
Franklin junior and senior high school students had the opportunity to socialize with local law enforcement officers during a Coffee with the Cops event prior to the start of classes Friday.
Police officers from departments within the Franklin School District jurisdiction – Franklin police, Polk Borough police, Venango County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin state police – hopped from table to table in the high school cafeteria and conversed with a large turnout of students over breakfast and coffee.
“This is the most kids I’ve seen in the cafeteria in the morning,” Hollidge said. “It was such a success…and a positive experience for both sides.”
“We did it to remind them to make good choices going into the summer,” Martino said.
Hollidge and Martino said they hope Coffee with the Cops is something they will continue to hold multiple times throughout the school year next year.