Bridget Stephens of Suisun City brought her three children, Samuel, 3, Darren, 11, and Hanna, 13, to the event so they could meet with the officers. The family visited with Officer Tustin Kimball and Maryann Dawkins, the department’s social services coordinator with the city’s Homeless Intervention Team.
On April 9 the Darien Police held their first casual meet-and-greet session known as “Coffee with a Cop” at Upper Crust Bagel Company, 980 Post Road.
Leesburg’s beloved Police Chief, Charles Moore, hosted “Coffee with a Cop” Tuesday morning. People flocked to the Hardee’s on U.S. 19 in downtown Leesburg beginning at 7 a.m. until Chief Moore exited early for court duties.
“It’s a very good gathering, and it’s getting better all the time, now that the community is finding out about it. Positive interaction with the police, fire and CHP gives people a chance to talk to us and realize that we’re human beings too,” said Capt. Dale Gregory, Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station commander.
Members of one South Jersey community got the chance to enjoy a cup of joe with the men and women who work to keep them safe. On Friday, April 6th, the Voorhees Police Department held a Coffee with a Cop event at the Panera Bread on White Horse Road.
A room full of friendly Temple Police officers welcomed area residents as they walked into Whataburger Thursday morning for Coffee with a Cop. The residents appeared to enjoy the opportunities for one-on-one conversations and the special service they received, as some officers carried food orders to the tables and delivered it with smiles.
“I’ve been seeing this a lot recently. It’s awesome. It’s really good for the community. I definitely think it’s important to get to know these people because at the end of the day, they are normal people just like us,” said Davin Diaz from Bronx, New York.
Making themselves accessible to the community, the Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop Guam participated in this week’s Coffee with a Cop initiative. Their job is to be that friendly face and help newcomers, especially those from the Freely Associated States, acclimate to Guam.
The “Coffee with a Cop” event offered neighbors the chance to stop by and have a casual conversation with an officer. Sergeant Darren Alston says one of the main concerns he heard was the new 25 miles per hour speed limits in certain communities.
“Our community engagement is the number one most important thing that we do,” said Tammy Hooper, Asheville’s chief of police. “It’s important to understand our community engagement and ability to talk with people- have conversations about what’s going on. Whether it’s this Hickman incident or just generally what’s going on, crime-wise, in their neighborhoods.”