“If they have a question about police procedure of policy the time to learn about that is at events like these. Not when red lights come on behind you on the highway or there’s a knock at your door and there is a uniformed police officer there. Those tend to be intimidating and confrontational. This is a very friendly interactive environment,” said Moss.
Another great Coffee with a Cop event was held today at the Round Table Coffee shop, Gawain Road, Bracken Ridge. There was plenty of take up for free coffee on offer thanks to the Officer in Charge of Sandgate Police Station, Senior Sergeant Jon Kent.
Several San Angelo Police officers joined Chief Frank Carter Thursday morning for Coffee with a Cop at the Cactus Hotel. The regular event is a chance for members of the public to meet and visit with police officers.
You’ve heard of “Coffee with Cops,” but Denton police are putting a spin on it with everyone’s favorite summer treat.
Some Eau Claire seniors shared coffee and conversation with Eau Claire police on Tuesday morning.
Chris Cognac is a sergeant with the Hawthorne Police Department in Southern California. He was part of the team that created “Coffee with a Cop” in 2011 and is the main national instructor for the Coffee with a Cop training class. A true believer in the ability of individual officers making a difference in the communities they serve, in this video, Chris talks about how he used his networking and communication skills as a force multiplier.
Looking to the future, Chief Scalia is excited to host more public engagement events like Coffee with a Cop. “I think we’ll do this again. We got a big turn out, it’s laid back and everyone is enjoying themselves.” In addition to conversations with residents, the department also provided free coloring books for kids, stickers, and gun locks.
Sitting at a large round table in the back of the restaurant, Childress told those who came out for the event that she has a desire to change the way the community perceives the police department. She wants residents to look forward to meeting and talking with police officers, so that it is a positive experience for both. “We welcome any comments, any suggestions, anything that you all think will make our community better. We want to hear it,” she said.
This morning it was Northgate’s turn to host Coffee with a Cop in the Hendra Division and it was a cracking way to start the working week!
People in Rio Rancho are feeling a little better after getting the chance to get to know their local officers all while enjoying a sweet treat.