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Atlanta Police hosts Pop with a Cop

Atlanta Police are working to get even better connected to the community. With that goal in mind, officers hosted an event called Pop with a Cop Wednesday night.

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The day was filled with local community members and plenty of tourists enjoying the sunshine. This made a perfect opportunity to have our Coffee with a Cop event, which welcomes members of the public to ask questions and to be apart of open discussions about community issues.

Galloway Dunkin’ Donuts serves Coffee with a Cop

Members of the township Police Department work every day to better the community, but on the morning of July 11, they served residents in a different way. Officers worked alongside employees at the drive-thru window and behind the counter of the Dunkin’ Donuts on Jimmie Leeds Road, taking orders and handing out food and drinks.

Coffee With a Cop perks up community engagement for Johnstown department

Moxham resident Sue Bopp said the program is a wonderful chance for the community to connect with officers and vice versa. “You’re not just a voice on the phone, they get to know you a bit,” Bopp said. “To me, it makes me feel more comfortable knowing that you have that opportunity to talk to them.” She added that it’s important to have a connection with the police so they can become more than just a stranger. “The more personalization you can add into it the better it’ll be,” Bopp said.

Border Patrol Works on Reputation One-on-One, Over Coffee

Police officers from around the country started the idea of “coffee with a cop” more than a decade ago. The goal was to skip the media and go directly to the public with their own message. A few years ago, the Tucson Sector of Border Patrol adopted the same concept.