Coffee with a Cop in Fridley

By Sun Focus
Original article HERE

Several residents visited with Fridley officers during the Coffee with a Cop event on Feb. 24 at the University Avenue McDonald’s in Fridley.

During the event, residents shared crime prevention ideas and concerns for the community neighborhood. Coffee with a Cop is a national program which brings police officers and members of the community they serve together to just sit down and talk. Officers stayed busy during the event, answering questions and engaging in discussion with residents.

“We had a lot of really good questions and community concerns,” said Fridley Crime Prevention Specialist Courtney Miller. “These really give the public an opportunity to meet with officers in a less formal way. Sometimes it is just to say ‘hi’ and sometimes it is good for people to express concerns that don’t warrant a phone call but have been weighing down on them. It is a great way to get your questions answered.”

The next coffee with a cop will take place March 28 from 4-5 p.m. at Dunn Brothers Coffee located at  7610 University Avenue NE in Fridley.