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Community, Coats and Cops

Last updated November 12, 2015

By Tina Underwood

neil jamerson2, croppedWhen headlines report what seems like daily clashes between police and the public, it’s refreshing to see a whole other side of law enforcement that may not make the nightly news. For their Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) project, Furman’s Assistant VP for Student Development Neil Jamerson teamed with Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Lt. Ty Miller, and other members of the DLI project group to launch Community, Coats and Cops. It’s an effort to collect coats which are kept in deputies’ squad car trunks and are distributed to citizens as officers see a need. Jamerson wrote about the initiative in GreenvilleOnline. At Furman, new or gently used coats may be taken to the Heller Service Corp office in Trone Student Center now through Nov. 20.

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