Police officers took time out of their day yesterday to sit down and talk with those interested in speaking with the police about their concerns. The event, called Coffee With a Cop, happened yesterday at McDonald’s Middle Road from 7am to 10am, with the coffee free of charge, courtesy of McDonald’s. It entails exactly that, a police officer sitting down with one person to talk about police matters.
You usually don’t talk to police officers unless you have to, but officers in the Grand Junction Police Department reached out to the public in an effort to change that.
The NSW Police Force – including officers from the Central West Police District which encompasses Forbes– invited their communities across the state to join them for a coffee.
New South Wales Police and Rural Crime Investigators from three separate zones visited the Dubbo Saleyards on Thursday for Coffee with a Cop.
City Police Officer Rafael Vega is receiving praise for helping to rescue a family of at least nine ducklings who fell into a storm drain on the busy Parker Street Wednesday. Vega, who is in the department’s Ordinance Unit, was holding a Coffee with a Cop when the woman approached him. He contacted the Department of Public Works and employees at Braman Termite & Pest Elimination to marshal help for the duckling rescue, Walsh said.
THE possible impact of marijuana legalization, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, policing concerns and other public safety issues were discussed during the 2nd McDonald’s Coffee with a Cop event, Thursday. “We gave the community an opportunity to meet with police and other law enforcement officers on a one-on-one basis,” said May Ayuyu, executive assistant to the president of McDonald’s Saipan.
Central West Police District Police hosted the second annual “Coffee with a Cop” event in Parkes at Wholesome Blend on Tuesday, May 8. There were a total 89 events held across 58 Police Area Commands and Districts.
The annual event started in 2014 as part of Montreal police’s community policing efforts, all in the hopes of building more trust with Montrealers. “Are there things that we have to do more or change?” said Guerrero, saying that the informal setting helps make the police officers seem more approachable.
‘‘There were about 35 people in attendance and the main concerns or issues raised were the usual things we often hear about like speeding when coming over the Cobram-Barooga bridge and petty theft incidents,’’ Insp Huggett said.
If you drove by McDonald’s on Kemp Tuesday morning and wondered why there were several police cruisers there, you missed the sign that said “Coffee with a Cop.” Tuesday’s event coincides with National Police Week. It was meant for community members and law enforcement to get to know each other in a casual setting and discuss whatever they wanted.