Thursday, July 4, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Have A Coffee With A Cop

Last week the annual Coffee with a Cop event was held in Cannonvale. The event takes place to encourage the community to talk to local police officers and share a coffee with them. The officers encourage locals to come and speak about any police matters or even just general day to day issues they may have.
The police were giving out free vouchers for the community to grab a coffee from a selection of vendors at the plaza. The coffees were sponsored by the plaza management. The event ran from 10am to 12pm and Sergeant Billy Li mentioned by 11:30am they had already given out 100 coffee vouchers.
“We started at 10 o'clock and it finishes at midday. So, we've been talking to a lot of people,” Billy stated.
There were eight police officers available to talk to at the event, and also some members from Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) an award-winning charity providing youth and community programs, services and facilities.
Billy wanted to also mention PCYC, and promote the programs they currently have with them. Including ‘Braking the Cycle,’ a volunteer driver mentor program designed to support learner drivers without access to a supervisor or registered vehicles to complete their logbook hours. The aim of the program is to provide young people with increased employment opportunities, community connection and driver education.
Lots of people gathered at the stalls to speak with officers while having a cup of coffee, and taking pictures of the police cars they had on display.

Local Police Officers were ready to have a coffee with the public at a special event held in Cannonvale this week. Photo supplied

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