The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) in partnership with officers from NSW Police joined drivers at BP Parkes on 19 June for Coffee with a Cop. According to the ATA, the initiative aims to help truck drivers and other road users ask questions, clarify issues and address concerns directly with police officers in a positive and informal way.
Customers at McDonald’s in Stroudsburg got a surprise when they walked into the fast food place on Main Street — cops working behind the counter and sitting at tables.
Members of the Wilton Police Department and residents are getting to know each other a little better. The department held its annual ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event at the Coffee Barn on Danbury Road. Some of the big topics discussed were the weather, traffic in town, and the Yankees.
As Sunday services wrapped up in churches around Fair Haven, members of the police were waiting with coffee in tow.
Whether that is answering questions about New Ipswich’s coverage, and the possibility of getting 24-hour coverage, as one resident asked, or allowing kids to see if they can be picked up by the cruiser’s radar by running by fast enough, it’s mainly about making that connection, said Abel.
“We had quite a lot of people turn up,” she said. “We’ve had a very positive reaction. They loved that we gave them a free cup of coffee as well.”
No, there wasn’t a major crime in progress at the Local Bean Cafe Thursday morning. It was one of the Sheriff’s Department’s occasional Coffee With a Cop events, in which people get to meet officers and chat. There was a sizable contingent of sheriff’s officers along with Sue Frost, the county supervisor who represents Rancho Murieta.
Monte Vista Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Huff along with Corporal Eugene Ortega and Sergeant Michael Martinez with the MVPD answered community members’ questions at last Wednesday’s Coffee with a Cop. Huff discussed some code issues, the needs of the animal shelter and youth with community service hours. Martinez and Ortega discussed some recent crime trends and some needs in the department. Rio Grande County Sheriff Candidate and Police Chief of South Fork Don McDonald was present to discuss his goals if elected.
A group of kids in Terre Haute surprised local officers on Wednesday. They made personal cards for each officer.
Scott Waters finally got to do what he has craved doing since becoming police chief in 2014: share a cup of coffee and conversation with the community — on Wednesday morning, with about a dozen visitors to the Hamlet Senior Center in the first of what he said would be a series of such gatherings.