People and members of the police department had the opportunity to meet and talk at the Bozeman Senior Center. Citizens and officers were able to discuss what was going on in both the department and the community.
Longtime Killeen resident Sara Holt says she comes to these events often, to talk about topics ranging from weather, to children, to crime. “We’re concerned and we want to be able to talk to the police department. I think that this builds a lot of community and bonding that this city needs,” said Holt.
Police Chief James Getz said it’s good to have his officers out in public when they’re not on duty, visiting with residents and building relationships.
We have seen a lot of new faces today. Great to be able to reach out and meet people we have never met before,” Truscott said.
The Snohomish Police Department shared insights and answered questions at its inaugural monthly “Coffee with a Cop” event.
About 50 locals stopped by for coffee, doughnuts and converse with local law enforcement on Friday, April 13 for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office ‘Coffee with a Cop.’ The event, which began at 7 a.m. at the Adventist Health Clear Lake Medical Center’s coffee kiosk, featured members of the LCSO, Clearlake Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol. The national program aims to build trust and partnership between law enforcement and members of the community.
Rep. Pam Dickerson braved below normal temperatures Monday morning to join Porterdale police Chief Jason Cripps and members of the Porterdale Police Department for “Coffee with a Cop” at the Porterdale Waffle House.
“Our hopes are that it will become a normal thing to see a police officer, in uniform and not in uniform and to be able to approach them and say I have a question about this or about that or even just a hi or hello,” said York City Police Chief Troy Bankert.
Crestview Police Chief Tony Taylor met with the public and the press Wednesday morning at his monthly Coffee with a Cop event. Taylor answered questions on issues ranging from red light cameras to community outreach programs. He also talked about the traffic problem in Crestview, which he identified as the number one public safety issue his department deals with.
“I’m not going to preach to you about wearing your seat belt or not speeding,” Watts said. If you have a question you can just come up and ask. There’s no fear of doing that because that’s what we’re here for: to answer questions and provide that positive, public interaction with the police.”