This year’s Coffee With a Cop events on Oct. 2 with local law enforcement was a tremendous success, said organizer Kellie Risso.
Douglasdale Police host a ‘coffee with a cop’ event to build a stronger relationship with the community.
Douglasdale SAPS host a ‘ coffee with a cop’ event at Fourways Mall to get the community comfortable conversing with officers in hopes that more people will start having faith in the police again and report crimes.
Monday is National First Responders Day, and people around the Las Vegas community got to thank valley officers for all they do at a “Coffee With A Cop” event.
Officers from Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) accepted an invitation from Starbucks, located in the 2500 Block of West Apache Trail, to participate in their Annual Coffee with a Cop event. Officers not only had a chance to chat with the public about various department programs and address citizen questions, but they also got behind the counter, making and serving those delicious drinks. People going through the drive-thru were met with a surprise when they arrived at the window and found a police officer there, ready to complete their transaction.
Marco Island residents talked Wednesday with Marco Island Police Department officers during a Coffee with a Cop event at a local Subway. Bill Forrest, a part-time Marco resident, said he loved to talk to the officers and chief Tracy L. Frazzano.
“We’ve been able to share our story with them and explain to them, some of the things we do that maybe the public doesn’t know that we do and enlighten them a little bit as to what’s going on. Not just in the police world but our interactions with the various different agencies trying to work collaboratively here in the city, so they can get a sense that not only the police, but the City of Red Deer and the social agencies are here, working together, trying to make Red Deer a better place to be.”
A box of cookies and containers of coffee were laid upon on a table in the cafeteria on a fall Monday as Los Rios Police Department officers stood ready to strike up a conversation with incoming students.
In full uniform and armed with drinks like grande pumpkin spice lattes and venti iced coffees, Chief Lance Maloney, along with ten of his sergeants and officers, mingled with the crowd to greet young and old alike. They introduced themselves and fielded the questions of interested attendees. Although some patrons were initially unaware of the event, they quickly joined the conversation.
“The objective is to create lasting relationships for both contributors and foster an environment that welcomes open dialogue. Studies have revealed that outreach programs like ‘Coffee with a Cop’ improve public safety, in large part due to the trust factor and through conversation.”
“We want to be open to the community,” said Kruzelak. “We want to be able to answer any questions that they might have from anything that we do. If they have a concern about maybe criminal mischief or something a neighbor might be doing, this is the perfect opportunity to answer those questions. We’re more than happy to field any question.”