Free Coffee with a Top Cop: Chief Willard’s buying Thursday at Cafe la Reine

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MANCHESTER, NH – Mark your social calendars for July 23, which can also double as your free coffee calendar, as Manchester Police Department’s Coffee with a Cop community conversation series continues Thursday at Cafe la Reine, 915 Elm St., from 9-11 a.m.

Along with his Community Policing team, newly appointed Chief Nick Willard will be in attendance, to shake your hand, field your questions or hear your concerns.

Chief Nick Willard
Chief Nick Willard

The Coffee with a Cop initiative began last summer here in Manchester, bringing together members of the city’s police department with residents by circulating the free coffee events at various eateries around the city.

MPD’s  Coffee with a Cop program is modeled after a national initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

According to the official Coffee with a Cop website, the aim is to counter the fact that law enforcement primarily comes into contact with the public during times of emergency, public crisis or emotionally charged situations.

Coffee with a Cop “breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction,” in hopes of improving relationships between police officers and community members, “one cup of coffee at a time.”


 

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