Another reason why the police department holds these types of events is so that children are comfortable coming up to officers no matter the situation. “We have noticed that kids sometime shy away from officers,” Gonzales said. “We just want to make sure that they know that we are out here, and they can come talk to us about anything.”
Mutual respect and communication are the keys between positive relationships between police and the community. Setting the right tone and environment begins at the top and the chief is right to express a commitment to being approachable and having a willingness to listen, even to critics.
San Angelo’s Police Week activities continued Wednesday with “coffee with a cop”. At the cactus hotel for two hours Wednesday morning, lots of people stopped by to visit with members of San Angelo’s police department.
A big thank you to Indulge Cafe for hosting our most recent Coffee with a Cop this morning. Having the support from local businesses like Indulge ensures we can talk to members of the community in a friendly environment about important crime prevention strategies such as our “Lock it or Lose it” campaign.
Our Malik Mingo spoke with a Sergeant from the San Angelo Police Department about its upcoming “Coffee with a Cop” event on May 15.
The Shepparton Library hosted the small gathering yesterday morning to coincide with a number of law-themed gatherings being held throughout Law Week for 2019.
Inside the Chick-Fil-A on St. Augustine Road, residents got the opportunity to put a face with the name of Valdosta’s new chief of police.
“The thing about this program is that everyone will have something a little bit different,” he said. “In each neighborhood it could be anything from people riding around on dirt bikes to even lowering speed limits. People have different ideas and have different issues where they see things that bother them or they see things they would like to see changed.
Tuesday May 14, officers from Carina Station hosted a Coffee with a Cop event at Westfield Carindale, in support of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.
“We find it really useful to get down to the grassroots of the community, to find out what we’re doing well and what areas we can improve on,” the chief said, after sitting down and speaking with three Port Colborne residents. He said after each Coffee with a Cop, the police service comes back with valuable input from a community, each with its own different feedback.