Surfside Beach Police invites community to meet officers over coffee

Surfside Beach police officers invited their local community to chat over a cup off coffee on Saturday. The police department held a “Coffee with a Cop” event at Jellie Bellie and Co. in Surfside. Dozens of people stopped by the shop Saturday morning to ask the officers questions, and discuss any safety concerns they had about their community.

Police use lemonade stands to ‘get out of the cruiser’

A police cruiser arriving at a curbside lemonade stand with lights on typically wouldn’t signal a positive outcome. But this summer, when kids spot the officers, there’s nothing but smiles. Local police departments are using the quintessential, youthful summer experience of lemonade stands to step out of the cruiser, get to know neighborhoods and increase community policing.


Some people have never held a conversation with a cop unless it’s an emergency. Houston County residents say it’s no different than talking to a friend. when they’re not out serving and protecting, they’re just regular people.

Police ‘pedal’ bike safety

Community members got a chance to interact with local law enforcement officers Saturday at the north McDonald’s location in Hays. Two separate come-and-go events aimed to build relationships between the officers and public in informal and relaxed environments.

Police host coffee with a cop in Thames

Several dozen people stopped into The Club in Thames for a coffee and a chat with about seven police on July 5. The session was for members of the public to have an informal chat with police, to talk about opportunities for new recruits and anything else they wanted to chat about. Constable Jack Driver said more coffee with a cop sessions were planned, with police expected to visit Waihi and Whangamata over the next few months.

APD joining forces with Meals On Wheels

When an officer knocks on your door it’s normally not good, but now the Austin Police Department is trying to change that by showing up at people’s homes to help them through their partnership with Meals on Wheels.