Students meet cops, get cars checked before Spring Break

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — With Spring Break right around the corner, some students are already one step closer to being ready to hit the road.

The Troy University Police Department (TUPD) and Jim Whaley Tires hosted their third annual vehicle check where students could get their vehicle looked at by technicians, all for free.

“We just want to make sure they got all their air checked,” said Store Manager Josh Everett. “If they have anything going on with their vehicle, we want to send them to a shop to let them get it checked out before they hit the road to see their family and vacation.”

As technicians checked the cars, students connected with TUPD officers.

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“Students will learn that the university police is not all about arresting but helping them we’re always here to help,” said Patrol Officer Johnathan McClure. “It feels great to know that like I said people only seeing the bad side of the police officers hopefully they can see that we’re not all bad guys there is good people out here to help.”

Everett encourages every student to get their vehicle checked out before hitting the road.

“You have any lights, may sure to check your air pressure and see if your fluids are topped off,” Everett explained. “Always run by our shop to get a professional to look at it just to make sure everything is safe before getting on the road.”

TUPD works to hold car checks at least once a semester.