Coffee with a Cop
By St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Original article HERE
This morning, Gulfport police officers had a chance to chat with locals and enjoy a cup of coffee and a doughnut.
Dozens of people crowded into the Starbucks in Gulfport to get an opportunity to mingle with local law enforcement officers. The police department hosts these events as part of the effort to build relationships in the community and with the people they serve.
Gulfport Residents like Lorraine Price, who serve as a member of her neighborhood watch committee, find this as a great opportunity to grow her connections with officers. “Knowing that I have friends among the police officers and to help my community to get over their fear of the police officers. Make friends with them so that we may threaten the thieves that are stealing our things. I want to teach my people how to protect themselves, watch out for danger, when to call, who to call, what to call. Also, how to protect ourselves.”
The next event will be ‘King Cake with a Cop’ on February 7th at PJ’s Coffee at 8 a.m.