CBS4: ‘Do You Want A Snack?’ Food Helps Bridge Aurora Students & Police Officers

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"It’s a unique twist on a food pantry. For the Aurora Police Department, the pantry is a means of increasing communication between students and school resource officers.

'I just have them pick something out and just say, ‘hey come back and say hi’,' said Officer Mike Dziurgot with the Aurora Police Department.

While Dziurgot spent a majority of his career working in a gang unit, the last few years, he’s been trying to reach students as a school resource officer.

This is his third year with the largest school in the district. Rangeview High School has just under 2,200 students. Dziurgot has discovered a simple offer of food has the power to change the perception of many of the kids he sees."