Monday, February 29, 2016

Fulton County Citizens Have a Cup of “Coffee with a Cop”

The Fulton County Police Department Special Services Unit hosted their second “Coffee with a Cop” meet and greet at the Krystal on Old National Highway in South Fulton Wednesday, February 24, 2016.   Citizens were able to enjoy a free cup of coffee while speaking with police officers and their Supervisor Captain Hattie Cotton-Tukes (top photo – left) from the Special Services Unit of the Fulton County Police Department.  

“Coffee with a Cop” is just one of the one of the community policing initiatives that we will be introducing to the South Fulton community this year,” said Chief Gary Stiles. 

The informal Coffee with a Cop gatherings offer opportunities for citizens to get to know the officers that serve them and to express their personal concerns about safety and crime in their neighborhoods.   The gathering at Krystal  was the second to be hosted by the Department.   

The first was held recently at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Old National Highway.   The final two gatherings will be held at the following locations.

March 14, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
5134 Old National Highway
College Park, GA 30349  

March 16, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
6055 Old National Highway
College Park, GA 30349

Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011, following a brainstorming session. Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day. In less than three years, Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in more than 2,000 communities, in 49 states and is one of the most successful Community Oriented Policing Programs across the country.

For more information about Coffee with a Cop contact Captain Hattie Cotton-Tukes at 404-612-5310 or Officer Roderick Pittman Delancey at 404-613-4753.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an alternative format, should contact the Disability Liaison in the Fulton County Police Department at 404-613-0754. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.

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