‘Coffee with a Cop’ brings together Minot police, community

By Molly Hurley and Joe Skurzewski, KFYR Original article HERE Some of Minot’s finest sat down for a cup of ‘jo with area residents Thursday for “Coffee with a Cop.” It’s a program that takes place in hundreds of communities across the country. These get-togethers give police a chance to bridge the gap with members …

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Coffee with a Cop warms up the community on a misty Friday morning

By Elizabeth Enriquez-Phillips, Atascadero News Original article HERE Atascaderans had a chance Friday, May 25 to interact with their local law enforcement officers during the third Coffee with a Cop event at Malibu Brew coffee. “Paul, the owner, is generous, donating the coffee and letting us set up here,” said Corp. John Taylor. Coffee with …

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Dothan police hosts Coffee with a Cop event at Ray’s Restaurant

Dothan Police Lt. Mac Eggleston believes many may have the wrong idea about Coffee with a Cop. “This event is not a gripe session,” Eggleston said. “This event is a way for the community to bring up concerns and issues, but most importantly is a way for officers and the community to sit down, shoot the breeze, relax, and have a cup of coffee.”

Coffee connects cops, community

“If they see their officers face-to-face, they’re more likely to want to work with us,” he said. The Valdosta crime rate has decreased by 15 percent, Childress said, adding he believes community policing assists the department with reducing the amount of crimes.

Citizens say thanks during “Coffee with a Cop”

Citizens turned out early Tuesday, May 15 at Rangel Brothers Restaurant in Ballinger for “Coffee with a Cop” to commemorate National Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week, citizens had a chance to thank the officers of the Ballinger Police Department.