Charlie Hartz, franchise owner of Dunkin’ Donuts in Aiken, welcomed police officers and members of the community Thursday morning to share doughnuts and conversation.
“One of the things that makes the Y great is we have a very diverse population,” Whitehead said. “And it is great for police officers to interact with people in the community.”
Marysville community members had the opportunity sit down and talk with local law enforcement officers one-on-one at the police department’s new Coffee with a Cop program on July 30.
Turning a shopworn stereotype to his advantage, Police Chief Paul Keenan held an informal office hour on Tuesday morning at the original Dunkin’ Donuts on Southern Artery. Quincy police officers, some of whom had just come off of an overnight shift, greeted customers as they entered the shop. They didn’t have an agenda as they made small talk in a casual atmosphere in the first in a planned series of Coffee with a Cop events.
When a local shopping centre suggested we call in to have a coffee we really didn’t know what to expect. We can report the coffee was awesome and the friendships made were great.
On July 16th, members of the Montclair Police Department Community Service Unit, Chief Todd Conforti, Deputy Chief Tracy Frazzano and members of patrol held “Coffee with a Cop Senior Edition” at the Pine Ridge Senior Building located at 67 Glenridge Avenue.
Homelessness, mental health and addictions issues and traffic concerns were what most people wanted to talk about over morning coffee with Penticton RCMP.
Even with a ceaseless downpour of rain, the Virginia Cook Activity Center was full of high spirits, productive conversation and hot coffee on Thursday morning.
Community members had the opportunity to address questions and concerns directly with the head of the Huntington Police Department on Tuesday morning during “Coffee with a Cop” at Cicada Books & Coffee in the West End. As the recently sworn-in police chief of the Huntington Police Department, this was the first time Hank Dial had led “Coffee with a Cop” as chief, but not his first time speaking with the community in this type of forum.
Assistant Police Chief John Wagner says, “Obviously we can’t be everywhere at any given time so the public is our eyes as well so it gives them the chance to speak to us one on one again in a friendly setting where we sit and drink coffee and get a chance to get to know each other and put a name with a face.”