National Coffee with a Cop Day will take place on Wednesday.
BROCKTON — Let’s face it – it’s likely you were planning to have coffee on Wednesday morning anyway.
So why not have a free cup and chat with officers from your city’s police department?
The Brockton Police Department is participating in National Coffee with a Cop Day this Wednesday. The local event will take place from 7 to 9 a.m. at the McDonald’s at 908 North Montello St.
The goal of the event is to bring local law enforcement officers and citizens together – over a cup of coffee – to discuss community issues and build relationships in a neutral environment.
“Events like these help our officers and residents get to know one another in a relaxed setting,” said Brockton Police Chief John Crowley, who will attend the event along with a few other officers. “It’s another way to build trust between police and the community. We will be having more of these around the city in weeks to come.”
The city has held similar outings in past years, using businesses such as Gallery 33 and Kenny’s Karate School, to hold the events. Officers stopped by to meet the public over coffee and brought various department resources.
The event is being held in partnership with local McDonald’s franchise owner Mark McBee. A free small coffee will be provided to attendees by the fast food restaurant.
“As a McDonald’s owner and operator, being involved in the community is the cornerstone of my business, and I look forward to hosting this event in partnership with Brockton Police Department,” McBee said. “I hope that community members will attend the coffee with a cop event and feel comfortable to ask questions, bring forward concerns or simply get to know the officers that patrol our neighborhoods day in and day out.”
McBee, who also owns the Bridgewater location at 222 Broad St., is hosting the Bridgewater Police Department at that location on Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.