The Hastings Police Department and Hastings Area School System have a relationship that goes beyond law enforcement with special programs and events that strengthen the rapport between students and the police.
The latest program, “Lunch with a Cop,” is designed to reward the kids who go above and beyond every day by helping teachers and other students and being a good leader in the classroom. Many times they are the kids who get overlooked because they do what they're supposed to be doing on a daily basis.
Above: Officer Josh Sensiba and Max Steele, who attends St. Rose Elementary, went to Applebee’s for “Lunch with a Cop.” Here, they display Max's certificate for his going above and beyond every day.
Each school nominates one student each marking period, and they have “Lunch with a Cop” at a local restaurant of their choice. This marking period Ryan Hinkley, Hastings Middle School; Brianna Bennett, Central Elementary; Lucy Barnard, Star Elementary; Max Steele, Northeastern Elementary; Brissa Hernandez, Southeastern Elementary; and Jack Webb, Saint Rose of Lima Elementary were treated by officers.
The kids chose to eat at the Waldorf, Applebees, Subway, Pizza Hut and the Mexican Connection. Chief Jeff Pratt, Deputy Chief Dale Boulter, Sgt Kris Miller and Officer Josh Sensiba took part this marking period.
Left: Police Chief Jeff Pratt treated Jack Webb, a good leader at at Northeastern, to lunch at Walldorff's, Jack's restaurant of choice.