It was a ‘BREW-TIFUL’ morning down on the Strand with the Townsville Police, hosting Coffee with a Cop. With help from the Booyah Bean Team, Townsville residents were encouraged to grab a ‘COP-PUCCINO’ and have a chat with local Police Officers.
“The Coffee with a Cop concept is something a number of police agencies across the country have found to be an effective way of meeting with residents in a casual setting,” he said. “Deputy Chief Paul Sorrentino implemented our program several years ago, and it has been an effective way to engage the public in various locations throughout the township.”
This mornings Coffee with a Cop was focused on Queensland Road Safety Week which runs from August 27, through until August 31. During Road Safety Week, each day hones in on the different road user groups from motorists right through to pedestrians and cyclists and everyone is encouraged to speak up for road safety.
“This is all about relation building,” Miller said as he paused from talking to some people. Making themselves known to folks can be especially beneficial for police, especially when the time comes when they have to respond to their problems.
IT WAS a case of caffeine and community at Toowoomba’s inaugural Coffee With a Cop morning. Members of our Thin Blue Line joined with sponsoring organisation Neighbourhood Watch to offer free coffee with a chat at Milk and Honey Espresso Bar in Ann St in Toowoomba’s CBD.
CHP officers in Redding traded their badges in for green aprons as dozens came to get a cup of of coffee from the officers.
Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus says many people come to share experiences they’ve had with officers. “A lot of people want to share positive feedback and interactions they’ve heard,” said Chief Magnus. “We know that there is always room for improvement, so it’s great for us to get any kind of feedback.”
From 9 a.m. to noon, civilians streamed in and out of Glo’s Coffee Corner on King George Boulevard to meet the people behind the badge. It’s been six months since the county police department was formed at the demerger of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police department. The department, which is charged with policing the unincorporated areas of Chatham County, officially began operations on Feb. 2 after Savannah-Chatham police split into separate city and county forces.
There was plenty of coffee to go around as Pass Christian police hosted “Coffee with a Cop” with residents in the community. The Wednesday morning meeting at Selah Yoga was a little different thanks to two groups, who gave a special donation to the officers. All 50 of the donations will help little ones in traumatic events.
The Crestview Police Department extended a big “thank you” to Costa Enterprises, and supervisor Dan Schuster and his crew at the South Ferdon Boulevard McDonald’s. The fast-food restaurant hosted the Aug. 8 Coffee With a Cop.