If you pulled into Aroma Joe’s on High Street in Somersworth between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, there was a good chance you were in for a big surprise. The police presence put smiles on the faces of many surprised drive-thru customers picking up their usual cup of morning Joe.
Officers offered advice to those who came about a variety of options, such as how to react during a car break-in, and when and how you can protect yourself. One piece of advice Officer Chris Herndon offered was to wave at a speedy person to slow them down.
The inaugural Coffee with a Cop event in Lincoln Park went above and beyond expectations for the Police Department on Thursday morning.
LARGE group of community members were at the Long Arm Cafe last Thursday morning for the Coffee with a Cop event. Around 10 police officers were in attendance from across the Chifley Local Area Command, which included the new officers attached to Oberon.
The Crestview Police Department held their “Coffee with a Cop” event Wednesday at the Casbah Coffee Company in Crestview. The event is held every even-numbered month and serves as an opportunity to meet with the police chief and some of his officers in a casual, informal atmosphere.
At Coffee with a Cop, immigration was a hot topic. Chief Pete Carey explains to citizens they’re not immigration officers, “To be available and let people know we are people to and that’s not our primary goal.”
Fill-Up with Billups manager Claudia Billups said she was happy OPD reached out and grateful they wanted to host the event there. “It’s exciting to have the police officers host there event here,” Billups said. “This is the first time we’ve had the event at the restaurant, and I hope they host it here again next year because we love getting involved in the community.”
Aberdeen residents and police officers gathered Thursday morning to tackle community issues, all while enjoying a “cup of joe.” A group filled the Kimmel Bakery in Aberdeen for the towns second Coffee with a Cop.
“We’ve actually had some pretty positive interactions from people in the community,” said New Bern Police Department, Sgt. Shelton Brown, “They have come out and voiced some of their concerns and actually got some feedback on concerns they had voiced in the previous month and told us how appreciative they were when we addressed those concerns for them.”
POLICE are generally busy going from job to job, but yesterday for the second time in three weeks, members of the Gladstone police sat themselves down for a “coffee with a cop” session.