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Cops want coffee time with the public

On Sept. 13 police and peace officers held their first Coffee with a Cop session with citizens at the Arena during the weekly farmers market. They will continue to do so once a month at a different location.

Coffee with a Cop a friendly draw for Osoyoos residents

Local Mounties put the coffee on for Osoyoos residents Monday, inviting them to come in for a friendly chat at the local McDonalds. “I would say we probably had 30 or 40 people come out,” said Sgt. Jason Bayda, the Osoyoos detachment’s commander. “Some just just briefly came to say hello and introduce themselves and others sat down and spent some time with us.”

North Okanagan cops connect with community over coffee

Vernon resident Bryan Wilson said he came to the event to chat with officers and find out where they are coming from. “They are trying to portray to the public that there is sort of a new style of policeman out there,” Wilson said. “It sounds like they are aware that they are under more public scrutiny and they’ve got a tougher job to do these days.”

SF cops infiltrate Mission Hotel, enjoy coffee and donuts with SRO residents

When Wayne H. returned to his residence at the Mission Hotel Wednesday afternoon, he noticed about 15 cops gathered in the lobby. “Did someone get busted?” he wondered. “Is someone going to jail?” No, Wayne soon learned: Actually, the swarm of officers had brought coffee and donuts, and had come only to introduce themselves to residents of the SRO on the corner of 16th and South Van Ness that has gained a reputation for nuisances and police activity. So Wayne, encouraged by his fellow residents, grabbed some coffee and struck up a conversation with one of the officers. “It blew my mind,” he said afterward.

Moscow marks National Night Out

Chief Brenzel related that Moscow has been celebrating National Night Out since she became police chief 15 years ago. New this year was “Coffee with a Cop,” a change from the usual fingerprinting of children that has taken place at previous events.

Coffee with a Cop at Karma’s

Officers with the Cullman Police Department greeted a steady stream of locals early Saturday at Karma’s Coffee House for the department’s Coffee with a Cop meet-up, a casual, agenda-free way for police and the community they serve to keep in touch.