Inter-agency coffees for Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday, February 5, we hosted another great Coffee with a Cop event at Vintage Apron Cafe, Capalaba for Safer Internet Day 2019. Not only was our entire collection of cyber safety information gobbled up and taken away by members of the community, but it was also the first time the Australian Federal Police (AFP) came along for the ride.

Cookie With a Cop considered success

“It’s hard to get people from the public to show up. They have busy lives and such. It was kind of interesting, a lot of the people that showed up, a lot of them were stay at home moms with kids. That group of people typically feel very vulnerable because they’re home alone and most of the neighborhoods in Covington are pretty vacant during the day when everyone is at work,” McCurdy explained.

Drugs a main topic at ‘Coffee with Cops’

“Coffee with Cops” was a time for Edison High School students to ask questions and share their concerns with three members of the Erie County law enforcement community.

Getting to know cops over coffee in Kirkland

The coffee shop was packed full of law enforcement officers from Washington State Patrol, the U.S. Marshals Service of Washington, the Federal Air Marshal Service and of course, the Kirkland Police Department (KPD), for the latest Coffee With a Cop event.

Community members grab coffee with cops, bridging gap

“Over the years, law enforcement has kind of lost their constituency. We’ve lost touch with a lot of the public and things, and this is really important, that we get out in a non-enforcement capacity, get to meet the public, we get to answer some of their questions and interact with them on more of a personal level,” said Captain of the Alaska State Troopers “D” Detachment Ronald Wall.

Citizens have informal chat with cops over coffee

“It’s a plethora of issues that people want to discuss and it’s nice that we can discuss those issues over coffee,” he said. “They feel more at easy and so do the officers, quite frankly.”