"Coffee With A Cop" Helps Fill Midland Starbucks 2/12/14
CBS 7 News
The Starbucks on Midland Drive was the place to be this morning, even more so than usual. Midland Police Department held their “Coffee With A Cop” event for the very first time.
"It's casual conversation and that's the objective is to, you know, have the public and police interact in a casual, relaxed atmosphere," says MPD Chief Price Robinson. "There's a number of officers from different departments, in the department, and quite a few people from the city coming in getting coffee on the way to work talking with officers. It's really good."
Sounds of coffee machines could be heard over conversations between coffee drinkers, both in and out of uniforms.
"It's a good idea to let the public know that cops aren't just bad guys with guns and badges, and cops get to see that not all people are offenders," says local resident, Fred Davis.
"The perception of what cops are for is that they are out to get you, but I believe that that's not true," seconded Jalain Bagley.
Between sips of coffee and conversations, Midland police say the outcome was a good one.
If you missed coffee with a cop this time don’t worry, they'll be holding these morning gatherings every month or so. If you’d like to host a gathering, you can contact the police department at: 432-685-7108