June 30, 2021
By Eric Englund
The Harvey Cedars Police Department is planning “Coffee With a Cop” on July 10, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Birdy’s Cafe, and July 31, 8 to 10 at the Neptune Sector.
Law enforcement Chief Robert Burnaford mentioned that all through all those hours, the institutions would be serving espresso no cost of cost.
“Coffee With a Cop gives a exceptional option for local community users to check with issues and understand additional about our section and what we do in Harvey Cedars,” mentioned Burnaford. “Some folks might sense that officers are unapproachable on the road. In some situations police officers’ only speak to with the public takes place through emergencies or emotional scenarios. Those people cases are not normally the most powerful situations for connection building with the group. Coffee with a Cop can split down boundaries and permits for a relaxed, a single-to-1 interaction.”
He reported the application aims to advance the observe of neighborhood policing by strengthening associations concerning law enforcement officers and neighborhood customers 1 cup of coffee at a time.
“Additionally, I enormously recognize the help and fantastic romance we have with all of our enterprises,” claimed Burnaford. “Having activities like this demonstrates how very well we all get the job done collectively as a local community.”
He explained the outreach method was introduced in the borough in 2015.
“A good deal of our summer folks will be down, so I’m positive quite a few of them will want to chat with the officers and get updates on what has occurred considering the fact that final drop,” mentioned Burnaford. “We also hope the events help them enhance their small business and draw in new shoppers.”
For additional info, connect with the division at 609-494-6509. —E.E.