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Coffee with a Cop in Gloucester Township

It's a new spin on community relations.

Gloucester Township's Coffee with a Cop program.
Gloucester Township's Coffee with a Cop program.
The Gloucester Township police department is inviting you to pull up a stool and have a cup of coffee with a cop.

"Township residents will have a chance to sit down and 'talk shop with a cop' over a cup of coffee," police said.

The event will be held Jan. 18 at the Meadows Diner on South Black Horse Pike from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

"The Coffee With A Cop program is just another step in empowering our residents to make Gloucester Township a better and safer place to live," police said.

No word yet if doughnuts are included.
Pat Zammer January 09, 2014 at 08:38 AM
Are you kidding me...........don't the police spend enough time in the diners, wawa and dunkin donuts getting coffee. Now you are finding a way to justify it...........come on! I would like to see more police officers patrolling the neighborhoods in an effort to keep down the speeding problems and illegal vehicles being driven by teenagers. Let's put our resources to good use instead of coffee stops, directing traffic and crossing guards. To me, we are not using an expensive employee of the township to the best of his ability. We can get coffee on our own, road crews should have to provide their own traffic directors (like they use to) and let's let the crossing guards do their job (hire more retirees)! Let's put our taxes to better use.
PROUDMom January 09, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Please tell me these officers sitting down and having a cup of coffee with the fine residents of GT are volunteering their time and you are not going to PAY them to sit on their asses and drink coffee! Don't they do this enough? Mayor Mayer what the hell are you thinking...... Ok maybe you are not! Do you think the residents who will show up are going to share secrets with the COPS not, the folks committing crime in our town are not going to show up and sit face to face with a police officer! You are out of your mind......
faklking January 09, 2014 at 11:54 AM
This sounds like a "Saturday Night Live" sketch... I thought it was a joke at first... really, with the ever-growing crime rate in this township, I believe their time could be put to much better use.
Debra January 09, 2014 at 01:46 PM
Personally, I think it's a great idea to put residents in one on one contact with the officers and perhaps come to a greater mutual understanding of the concerns people have who live in this town. Volunteer? I doubt that. Maybe just one or two cops until people cozy up to the idea. :)
John Reynolds January 09, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Great idea! I would also like to see "muffins with the mayor," "croissants with council,"shooting the shit with the solicitor," and "bullcrapping with the BOE"
Paul J. DiBartolo January 09, 2014 at 09:26 PM
Don't forget "coffee with the conehead."

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