William Floyd High School students recently welcomed three Suffolk County Police Department officers for “Cooking with a Cop,” a fun and interactive program in which students learn about safety while enjoying a meal together prepared by students and staff.
“The officers sat down with our students to discuss important issues such as internet safety and the steps to take if there was an emergency,” said Julie Fortier, a special education teacher at William Floyd High School. “This program gives students the ability to ask questions directly to police officers in a positive atmosphere and build a rapport with them. So far the students have felt very comfortable with the officers and have learned valuable lessons from them. As the program continues, they will have the ability to ask candid questions and learn important aspects about safety in their community.”
Special thanks to Officers George Lynagh and Vincent Guzzone, along with Sergeant Bonnie Raber for making time to meet with students to discuss important safety-related topics and share a delicious meal. Cooking with a Cop is scheduled to take place once per month. Special thanks also go out to members of the William Floyd High School faculty for contributing to this program and helping it become a success – Julie Fortier, Christine Inzerillo, Kerry Skadl, Lauren Heuer, Stephanie Paprocky, Mark Vales, Carmella Currao and Edith Vilardi.