ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University teams up with police to build better relationships between students and officers.
Tonight, leaders from several agencies attended the second annual Word on the Yard hosted by the Student Government Association.
Officers answered questions and talked to students about the best ways to respond during interactions with police to avoid confrontations.
"We (are) trying to let them know it's not a battle right now," said Sgt. Jarrett Frazier of ASU police. "Right now we all want to come together as one because once I take this uniform off, I might as well be considered just like one of them on any given day."
"We're not only dealing with police on the campus," said organizer of the event Chelsea Basley. "But we're also dealing with police outside of campus as well. So what to do, what not to do. don't reach into your pocket, because you have to understand police are human as well and they're thinking about their own safety."
More than 65 students attended tonight's event.