Local law enforcement and community members gathered at McDonald’s for National Coffee with a Cop Day this morning. Coffee with A Cop was first launched in Hawthorne, CA in 2011, and by 2016, National Coffee with a Cop Day was taking place across the nation.
National Coffee with a Cop Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday of October and is a day dedicated to encourage communication and positive interactions between men and women in uniform and the public. This event gives the officers and citizens an opportunity to get to know one another and build relationships in a more relaxed atmosphere, all while having a cup of coffee.
There was a large turnout at our local McDonald’s this morning and everyone looked to be having a great time, visiting and getting to know one another. Hope Police Chief, JR Wilson, is grateful to McDonald’s for hosting the event, “I would like to thank McDonalds and in-particular, Steve and Cecilia Montgomery, for their strong commitment to the safety of our community. Coffee with a Cop is a great program that builds connection and relationship between the community and their Police Department. It is HPD’s intention to provide the highest quality law enforcement services to our community with civility and respect.”
Steve Montgomery, with McDonald’s of Hope, was enthusiastic about the event, saying, “Celia and I are proud to support this at our restaurants in all our communities. It gives a chance for each community’s local law enforcement to visit with their community and to work on common goals to make our communities a safer place to live. We are very thankful and appreciative of our local law enforcement officers both city, county and state for their service both while serving and living in their communities especially here in our hometown of Hope.”