Thanks to the Bayside community who came out for Coffee with a Cop to say gday to Capalaba Police Officers. It was a super busy morning coinciding with school holidays and the Easter road safety campaign. Part of our Easter road safety campaign; Operation Wake Up, involves community engagement in getting our message across. This event allowed us to do exactly that last week, engaged with coffee in hand!
On Saturday April 13, Police from the Centenary Crime Prevention Unit, Mount Ommaney Road Policing Unit, Calamvale Station, Police Liaison officers and Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) were joined by the Centenary Patrol Group Inspector to host Coffee with a Cop at Calamvale McDonalds. During the event, police were also able to get into the Easter spirit by donning some festive bunny ears and handing out some chocolate Easter eggs to the local community – something which was again a hit with the kids!
Miss belle of the bayou contestant holly brand reached out to the meridian police department to organize a meet-and-greet. Free coffee was given out to the first 100 customers. Holly’s goal for this day is for citizens to interact with law enforcement, over a cup of Jo, in a friendly environment.
Local officers from across the Bayside including Capalaba Road Policing Unit were centre stage for a unique afternoon Coffee with a Cop (CWAC) at Wellington Point last week on Friday, April 5.
Duluth Police officers heard from their community in a unique way on Tuesday. They hosted a Coffee with a Cop session at Starbucks in downtown Duluth.
Gold Coast District, Cultural Liaison Unit, Surfers Paradise Police, Fair Trade Queensland and Queensland State Tenant Advise have teamed up to host Coffee with a Cop in a bid to increase community engagement in Surfers Paradise. The event is open to all International Students, and invites Japanese students to share a coffee with a Japanese speaking Police Officer and Police Liaison Officer to discuss issues, ask questions or get to know a little more about their local community.
Among those who attended was 8-year-old Demetri Logothetis. Although the young Fairfield resident’s initial aspiration was to become a professional gamer, Demetri said he was so impressed with the police officers that he has changed his mind—he now wants to become a police officer as well.
On Tuesday April 2, members of the Gateway Crime Prevention Team alongside Crime Stoppers and Volunteers in Policing attended the inaugural Coffee with a Cop at Taigum Shopping Centre.
Police from Yeppoon Station, the Water Police and PCYC spoke to approximately 60 members of the public with the assistance of the Yeppoon and Rockhampton Volunteers in Policing and a Police Liaison Officer.
Today Assistant Commissioner Mike Condon and Superintendent Mark Kelly joined other senior officers to mingle with the community over a coffee at Emerge Cafe in Toowoomba.