oing,” Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Corporal, John Leonard said
Topeka Police were all ears with community members Friday morning.
By collaborating with the Logan City Council we are able to address a number of personal safety and security concerns in the local community and identify areas for future Volunteers in Policing (VIP) and LCC deployments. “We also debunked a few myths about police in general and were able share a serious message about community safety in a fun and relaxed way.”
The launch of Wellington Police Service Area’s first Coffee with a Cop session was hailed as a success, as a patrons packed out a cafe in Gippsland Centre, Sale, to chat with local police.
In an ongoing series of ‘Coffee with a Cop’ events, El Paso County deputies spoke with several people at Daylight Donuts to talk about everything from neighborhood watch to marijuana grows.
The “sensational media,” the inner-workings of the RCMP and the hazards of the job were some of the some topics discussed at the Coffee with a Copevent in South Surrey last Wednesday morning. In a series of events scattered throughout the city this week, RCMP invited every-day residents to meet with local officers to discuss, or ask questions about policing in the city.
“We’ve had people that come in every single year, and we just sit down,” she continued. We talk to them about their families, about their grandchildren, things like that – it’s just getting to know each other, getting [the public] to realize that we’re human beings as well. And behind this badge, we’re just like everybody else.”
Most times when you come in contact with law enforcement, it’s a stressful situation. That’s why the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office spent the morning with the community for Coffee with a Cop at Dunn Brothers in Rapid City.
While Moran Square Diner owner Chris Giannetti whipped up a batch of eggs and bacon for a customer Wednesday morning, Police Officer Jeffrey Hurley took a position at the counter, drinking a mug of coffee and chatting with customers of the historic restaurant. Officer Hurley, a member of the Police Department Community Engagement Unit, was visiting the 77-year-old Worcester-style diner as part of the Coffee With a Cop initiative. It is a national effort to bring police and community members together over coffee. Fitchburg is trying it out for a month, with coffee stops at various shops each Wednesday.
Georgetown Police School Resource Officer Henry Olshefsky met with high school students for coffee on Oct. 5 as part of the department’s Coffee with a Cop event. From 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., Olshefsky met with dozens of Georgetown High School students at Royal Brew Café, which opened this year in the school’s cafeteria.