ARLINGTON- High school students are learning a lot about Arlington police thanks to an outreach program.
The “Conversations with Cops” program with officers meeting community members and businesses is now expanding to schools.
Justin Olson, Arlington’s school resource officer, has met with students at Weston and Arlington high schools.
“It’s been fun interacting with the students during lunches in a relaxed environment,” Olson said. “We have an open dialogue, and I get to know the students better.”
Olson said he answers a lot of questions. They ask about his career, how to become a police officer and also about joining the military and other career paths.
“I think this is a great way for the students to build positive relationships with police officers,” Weston Principal Will Nelson said. “They interact with Officer Olson in a positive setting and realize he’s here to listen to them and help them if needed.”