Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has urged the community to attend the annual ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event at Coffee Hills Daily Grind Coffee Van, Rouse Hill Town Centre, at 10am on Tuesday 8 May 2018.
“Coffee with a cop affords The Hills community the opportunity to have a chat with local police in an informal and relaxed environment to discuss community safety issues that matter to them,” Mr Elliott said.
“People usually only seek out police when they are a victim or a witness to a crime, and they are at their most vulnerable. This is not an optimal time to build relationships.
“This initiative provides residents of Baulkham Hills the chance to get to know the cops in their community and learn about the critically important work they do to keep us safe, day in and day out.
“As a Government, we want to make sure that every member of our community feels that they can approach our men and women in blue.
“I encourage residents in The Hills to drop by and have a chat with the officers from The Hills Police Area Command this Tuesday.”
Minister for Police Troy Grant said for police to be effective in keeping NSW safe they must have positive relationships with local communities. This initiative is one way in which our cops are proactively building those connections.
“People across the state should take advantage of this day and go and speak to their local officers who work tirelessly to keep them safe,” Mr Grant said.
‘Coffee with a Cop’ is an initiative that was born in the United States, aimed at advancing the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and members of the community.