“We have been running this program very successfully at the Mount Gambier Marketplace since March of this year. We plan to host the event at the Warrnambool centre bi-monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. “The Warrnambool Shopping Centre is pleased to be able to participate in events that foster community engagement.”
The event was launched to bring citizens in contact with local police on a social level to discuss concerns and ways of working together to make South Africa safer.
“This will not be a one-and-done event,” Knight said. “We plan on sustaining the effort and building on it. Our ultimate goal is to continue the dialogue with our citizens and continue to learn their expectations for us and help them understand our jobs better. I believe it will only strengthen our relationship with the community.”
Gary Manning, a Camas police officer who was in charge of taking customers’ orders alongside barista Brianne Scholz, agreed the cafe job was tougher than it seemed. As of 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, however, Manning hadn’t had any major slip-ups behind the register. He even asked for proper spellings on names to write on the sides of the cups
Yesterday Bayside District Crime Prevention Coordinators (DCPC) in partnership with Dunwich Police hosted a Coffee with a Cop (CWAC) on Straddie. With the theme being youth engagement, a lot of information was on hand with Bayside Volunteers in Policing (ViPs) providing and engaging as were Police Liaison Officers (PLOs).
Last week, Coffee with a Cop was held at Calypso Bay with residents of Jacobs Well and Steiglitz at Harrigans Drift Inn. Gold Coast Water Police Officers, Senior Constable Sasha Thomson and Senior Constable David Wood attended the event and spoke about their role, answering residents queries about incidents and matters pertaining to their surrounding waterways, their private jetties and tidal legislation.
The De Anza College Coffee With a Cop event provided conversation between campus police, students and faculty about safety tips and techniques to practice on campus.
It was a chilly start Thursday, but there was one way to warm up. By grabbing a coffee with a cop.
“We’re here to serve the university community, so we want to make sure that people can put a face with our name and our department so they can have that personal relationship,” Police Operations Captain Evan Ramsay said. “We… foster those relationships [so] that people feel comfortable coming and talking to us… if anything should ever happen to them and they need our services.”
On Thursday, November 14, officers from Boondall Police Station attended the final Coffee with a Cop at Café 214, which was hosted by Westfield Chermside. While a number of people attended the event especially to speak with their local police, many shoppers took the opportunity to stop by and shared a coffee with the local boys and girls in blue.