Starbucks at 3322 N. Glassford Hill Road had a “new employee” for an hour and a half on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Sgt. Jason Kaufman, of the Prescott Valley Police Department Support Services Section, assumed the role of barista at the drive-thru window from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during the monthly Coffee With a Cop event.
Eager to help bridge the gap between police and their community, Starbucks in Olde Tollgate Village in York Township welcomed Police Chief Tim Damon and Sgt. Pete Montgomery on Tuesday, Jan. 16, as they represented the department.
The Wichita Police Department gave some Wichitans a little pick-me-up at the Towne East Square Mall Saturday morning. It was all part of the “Coffee with a Cop” program that helps to bring police and the community together to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
South Bend Police say they can’t stop crime without you! They are hoping events like “Cup with a Cop” will help you start a conversation with officers.
“That’s my goal with these meetings is to give community members a voice and to answer questions. The interest is for transparency. I just really want to make sure that everybody has a voice straight to the police. Being the leader of the organization that’s the plan, and I want to be sure I know what the community needs from us, the opinions, how we can help each other and obviously the goal of the police is to help the community with crime,” said Rosecrans as he introduced himself at the early morning meeting.
Police brass and community policing officers chatted with members of the public at Starbucks Friday morning at the department’s first “Coffee with a Cop” event of the new year.
“The police are reaching out to the community here, but people don’t want to always want to talk to the police. But if they would just come and sit down and talk, they would see that the officers are people and not animals, like some people think.”
Acting Chief for the Rockville City Police Department explains the importance of Coffee with a Cop.
It was a good turnout for the Midland Police Department’s “Coffee with a Cop” on Tuesday morning. Tall City residents got a chance to meet MPD’s new police chief, Steve Henry, as well chat with officers.
Coffee is an American staple. Often it’s the currency of conversation — business deals, budding romances and friendly gatherings often happen around a cup of joe. In Ada, it’s quickly becoming a conduit between the community and its police officers.