Have a cup of coffee with the Liverpool local officers for the first ever coffee with a cop. It is your opportunity to sit down have a cuppa and ask the questions you might have never had the chance to ask.
Officers will include Commander Chief Superintendent Gillam, as well as crime prevention officer, multicultural liaison officer, licensing officer as well as staff from general duties and Highway Patrol. And the best part is the Coffee is FREE!
Liverpool Champion reported that Liverpool police officers will break bread with locals this week in the first Coffee with a Cop, intended to be a quarterly event.
Officers will be at Casula Mall on Friday.
Multicultural community liaison officer Mary Hilmi said the United States Department of Justice had been an international pioneer of the approach.
“This is the first time such an event has been carried out in Liverpool,” she said. “And we hope that it starts off successfully. It is planned that they will run every quarter at a different location.
“Similar events are held across Australia, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.”
Ms Hilmi said she hoped the informal meeting would allow residents to have relaxed, one-on-one interaction with their local officers.
“The program aims to advance community policing by improving the relationships between police officers and community members, one cup of coffee at a time,” she said.
“The majority of contact law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations.
“Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street.”