Northborough Police Chief William Lyver and Officer Joe Galvin visited two local dining establishments Oct. 3 to mark the third Annual “Coffee with a Cop” event held in conjunction with National Community Policing Week. The “meet and greet” is an initiative to help residents meet their local law enforcement in a casual environment and discuss questions and issues they may have.
“Thanks to Sparta Library for hosting our first Coffee with a Cop, and thank you to all that came to enjoy the delicious Cloveberry Coffee and great conversation,” Spidaletto said. “We had a great turn out and certainly will be continuing this tradition for many years to come”
Administrative assistant to the Glasgow Police Department Kathy Granger first heard about this event via a postcard that was sent to the GPD via mail. “I saw the postcard, and immediately brought it to Brien (Gault) as something we should implement in the city. Gault was excited and onboard. We then brought it up to the Sheriff’s Department and the Montana Highway Patrol, and they were equally excited to take part,” said Granger.
Officers from the Butler barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police sat down with some local residents on Tuesday morning for ‘Coffee With A Cop.’ This was the first time officers gathered for something like this in Butler.
Oct. 3’s National Coffee With a Cop event turned into cookies and juice with the cops as about a dozen children toured the Battle Ground police station, got their fingerprints taken and met Luca the police dog. “It’s just a family fun event. Something you can do at night. Instead of watching TV, come down and talk to the police officers, see the police dog, tour a police car and a police station and see where your tax dollars go,” said Battle Ground Police Chief Bob Richardson.
One of the officers who is building those relationships is Sgt. Fred Ferrer, who is guiding the department’s community academies including one for high school students. He said passersby stopped to express thoughts about Martinez’s homeless issues, deterrence approaches and how license plate readers are reducing the number of stolen vehicles.
North Pole police held an hourlong open house at North Pole City Hall on Wednesday, and both Fairbanks police and Alaska State Troopers spent a couple hours meeting people at Barnes & Noble Booksellers later that same day. Many folks came specifically to meet officers. Others happened to wander in and joined the gathering. A number of parents brought along their children to meet uniformed officers.
The Fairfield Township Police Department provided more than 150 cups of coffee at Fairfield’s Manhattan Bagel for its third annual National Coffee with a Cop event, held on the first Wednesday in October each year.
A customer stopping for coffee at the Jolly Bean Café almost drove off Wednesday morning after seeing all the police officers inside. With a slightly overripe inspection sticker on her car, the woman was not keen on getting noticed. But instead of a ticket, she walked away with a free cup of coffee (and some friendly advice to visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles as soon as possible), courtesy of Police Chief Michael Botieri and National Coffee with a Cop Day.
On Wednesday morning, Framingham police joined other departments from throughout the country in marking the eighth annual “Coffee With a Cop” day. Framingham officers sat and met with residents to discuss community policing and other issues at the Starbucks in Shoppers World.