WJTV News Channel 12 - Time to have "Coffee With A Cop"

Time to have "Coffee With A Cop"

Posted: Updated:
BEAUFORT, N.C. - A local police department is ramping up efforts to get to know the community.

The Beaufort Police Department in Carteret County is warming up to the public with coffee.
     
The first in a series of “Coffee With A Cop" meetings took place Tuesday.

People who live in Beaufort stopped by Dunkin Donuts to grab a cup and get to know their local officers.
     
Police say it's part of a national program breaking down stereotypes and making officers more approachable.

"Just to see that we're not, we're not somebody they need to fear,” said Lt. Anthony Ginther, Beaufort Police Department. “They really need to come and understand that we're human, just like them."

"It's a joke, you know, about having doughnuts and coffee with the police, but it's a great social time. They're great guys, really," said Horatio Sinbad, Beaufort resident.

Officers hope a stronger bond with the community will lead to more crime tips.

The "Coffee With A Cop" meetings will happen the 1st Tuesday of every month at different locations.
  • FoodMore>>

  • From Western waters

    From Western waters

    A drive along Oregon's coast reveals soaring sand dunes, enchanting fishing towns, and some of the most memorable seafood dishes you'll likely find anywhere.
    A drive along Oregon's coast reveals soaring sand dunes, enchanting fishing towns, and some of the most memorable seafood dishes you'll likely find anywhere.
  • Crawfish: Born on the Bayou

    Crawfish: Born on the Bayou

    Called both crayfish and crawfish, these tiny freshwater cousins to lobsters are firm and sweet. Plunged into boiling water, they cook through in just two minutes and easily soak up any seasonings, from classic Cajun spices to Asian-style ginger and garlic.
    Called both crayfish and crawfish, these tiny freshwater cousins to lobsters are firm and sweet. Plunged into boiling water, they cook through in just two minutes and easily soak up any seasonings, from classic Cajun spices to Asian-style ginger and garlic.
  • Fabled feta cheese

    Fabled feta cheese

    Just a crumble of feta's pungent, salty flavor enhances dishes from stuffed peppers to salads to savory tarts.
    Just a crumble of feta's pungent, salty flavor enhances dishes from stuffed peppers to salads to savory tarts.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.