Warwick Police hold ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Albert Wisner Public Library

By Roger Gavan, The Warwick Advertiser
Original article HERE

The Albert Wisner Public Library on McFarland Drive, in the Village of Warwick, offers a program called, ‘Monday Afternoon at the Movies,” and anywhere from 60 to 80 seniors take advantage of that opportunity.

With that in mind, Warwick Police, in a departure from previous coffee events, which were held at local eateries, held its eighth “Coffee with a Cop” on Monday, June 4, at the Albert Wisner Public Library.

And as predicted, this well-attended “Coffee with a Cop,” was a good opportunity for moviegoers to join other residents to discuss issues of concern with local law enforcement face to face.

Some of the residents posed questions about issues including noise, activities for teenagers and drug abuse. And others simply wanted to chat and say, “Thank you.”

At the conclusion of the event, those seated for the movie gave the Warwick Police Department a round of applause.

On a national level, the mission of “Coffee with a Cop” is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.

Taking time to meet at neutral locations provides the opportunity for real conversations about issues that matter.

Community residents can meet local officers and ask questions or share what’s on their mind. And in a short time, citizens and police officers get to know each other and discover mutual goals for the communities they live in and serve.

“Coffee with a Cop” events are free of any agenda or speeches. They are simply designed to be an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.