Saluda Elementary School students had an opportunity to talk with a group of local law enforcement officers as part of “Cookies With Cops,” the senior project of Polk County Early College student Matthew Loman.

Detective Seargent Jesse Smith, Deputy Brad Hicks and State Trooper Kelly Rhodes had cookies with third grade students and explained their jobs during the hour-long gathering.

The students had time to ask questions and were able to get a positive and informative image of their local police. The highlight for many was being able to sit in an actual police car.